Veteran Kannywood actor, Usman Baba Pategi, popularly known by his stage name, Samanja, is dead.
The Kaduna based Hausa actor passed on on Sunday morning after a prolonged illness.
He was a former staff of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Kaduna National Station and a retired soldier.
Samanja is survived by two wives and 14 children.
He was buried in Kaduna on Sunday according to Islamic rites.