Mubarak Bala is a Nigerian personality born in Kano State in 1984. He is known as an atheist and a respected member of the humanist movement. He received his education in Chemical Engineering and also serves as President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. Despite this, he is the recipient of the Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year Award from the Humanist Society Scotland, which he received on 8 January 2021.
Mubarak Bala was born on July 11, 1984 in Kano, Nigeria. His father (Muhammad Bala) is a former high-ranking member of Islamic religious authorities. Bala had a tragic time in psychiatry. However, he was discharged from the hospital shortly after because of the strike, and that is why many other patients saw the discharge.
After his release, Bala reported that he had received death threats. On July 4, 2014 it was reported by the BBC that Bala had been discharged from hospital and given the ongoing strike at the hospital he was given the opportunity. It was also reported that he was reconciled with his family.
However, after he began receiving death threats, he chose to live in Nigeria, where he became president of an organization called Nigerian Humanists. In June 2014, at the age of 30, Bala was held (without his will, of course) in a psychiatric ward for at least 18 days. He was admitted to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Northern Nigeria. He only received the treatment because he openly declared himself an atheist.
Mubarak Bala does not think he will reveal anything about his life story. All of his family members, especially his wife and children, often stay away from the media. However, because of the charges against Mubarak, they often appear before the media to discuss their situation.
In reality, Mubarak is a married man and has children, but it is not known how many children he has. His wife’s name is Amina Ahmed and the couple have one child together who was born in 2020.
The International Humanist and Ethical Union stepped forward to take up the Mubarak Bala case. The organization feels its rights have been violated. The organization also suggested that Bala received this inhumane action because he had renounced Islamic culture and openly declared himself an atheist.
In April 2020, he was arrested for blasphemy in Kaduna, where he was charged over his comments on Facebook. However, he was later detained without charge. Mubarak faced many death threats, which is why he was allegedly transferred from Kaduna to Kano by the police and his safety was questioned afterwards. On the other hand, Leo Igwe has worked hard to fight for his rights.
He has worked with numerous atheist and humanist organizations, most notably Humanism International and Atheist Alliance International. The newly formed organization IAA (International Association of Atheists) also joined the force to speak out against the rights, awareness and means to help Mubarak and pay the legal costs.
USCIRF – the US Commission on International Religious Freedom – also took an interest in the Mubarak Bala case and began pressuring the Nigerian government to demand his rights and public awareness. On April 5, 2022, Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment. The decision was brought by the Supreme Court in northern Kano state, where Mubarak pleaded guilty to all 24 counts, earning him a 24-year prison sentence.
Mubarak Bala Biography
|Date of birth
|July 11, 1984
|Age (as of 2022)
|Place of birth
|in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm
|in kilograms – 70kg – in pounds – 154 pounds
Mubarak Bala Family
|Aliyu Bin Abi Talib Primary School
|Who is his wife?
Mubarak Bala Net Worth
At the moment there are no details on Bala’s net worth and salary, but it is certain that he earns a comfortably moderate amount. Because of this, Bala was able to support his family, including his wife and one child. It is not known what he does to earn a living, but it is confirmed that he was able to support his family’s basic needs before his 24-year sentence was announced.