Veteran Kannywood actor, Samanja, passes on


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.