Ali was born and raised in MAIDUGURI, northern NIGERIA. He attended ADESOYE COLLEGE OFFA in Kwara state. Having completed a six year BOARDING SCHOOL in southern Nigeria, Ali received his high school diploma in 2007.
Ali has a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ARCHITECTURE with a minor in FILMMAKING. He enrolled in a FIVE YEAR curriculum at the AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH and a summer session with the POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN, ITALY.
His short film Cold Play has been screened at the 65th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France. “Cold Play” portrays themes such as Nigerian identity, concepts of guilt, redemption, modern crime and violence. In 2012, Ali was honored with the SHEIKHA MANAL YOUNG ARTIST AWARD. A competition organised for all residents of the GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL, the two awards were in recognition of his work in multimedia and fine art. He WON a cash prize of FORTY THOUSAND DIRHAMS. Ali has had EXHIBITIONS at the 2013 ART DUBAI, 2014 DIFC ART NIGHTS, 2015 BIG PICTURE DUBAI and the 2016 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL in Ras Al Khaimah.
CURRENTLY, he is employed at ITECH MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY in the UAE. As BIM ARCHITECT, Ali is part of a team providing consultancy services related to BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT with DUBAI AVIATION ENGINEERING PROJECTS (DAEP). DAEP is a leading engineering organization responsible for the design, master planning, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s dynamic aviation sector. On behalf of the GOVERNMENT OF DUBAI, DAEP spearheads the development of the world’s second-busiest airport for international passenger traffic. Particularly, Dubai International Airport, the new Emirate’s airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, and Dubai World Central.
PRIOR to ITECH, Ali was employed as a CONCEPT ARCHITECT at ARC INTERNATIONAL in DUBAI. He was involved in designing projects and proposals, in the U.A.E, Oman and the Republic of Mauritius. These projects served as ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, RECREATIONAL and RESIDENTIAL SPACES. Most notably, Ali was part of a team that designed a private island resort for the ROYAL FAMILY in DUBAI
In his FREE TIME, Ali runs a fitness blog called BODY_CONCIOUS on INSTAGRAM. As a REPS certified FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, he designs exercise routines, meal plans and provides one on one PERSONAL TRAINING to help people achieve an active and healthy lifestyle.