Veteran Kannywood actor, Samanja, dies at 84

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Veteran Kannywood actor, Usman Baba Pategi, known by his stage name Samanja, is dead.

The popular Kaduna based Hausa actor died on Sunday morning after a prolonged illness.

He was a former staff of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna national station and a retired soldier.

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Samanja was survived by two wives and 14 children.

He was buried in Kaduna on Sunday according to Islamic rites.

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