Popular Kano singer, Magajiya Dambata is dead. She died on Friday evening after a brief illness at her home in Dambatta, Kano State, at the age of 86.
Dambatta rose to stardom in the 1970s to 1980s. Her songs emphasised the importance of education, good moral values, social vices and good child upbringing.
In 2019, the prominent singer, who has been blind, was seen pleading for alms at Makoda village in Kano where she lived.
Afterward, a public fund was set up for her upkeep and renovation of her house as she was found struggling to maintain a good life in Kano.