Veteran Kannywood actor, Usman Baba Pategi, professionally known as Samanja, has passed away.
Samanja who was a former staff of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna National Station and a retired soldier, died at 84 on Sunday morning.
The actor died after a prolonged illness.
He was survived by two wives and 14 children.
Samanja was laid to rest in Kaduna on Sunday according to Islamic rites.