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.
Samanja was survived by two wives and 14 children.
He was buried in Kaduna on Sunday according to Islamic rites.