‘Samanja’ Is Dead, Aged 84


Veteran Actor, Usman Baba Pategi, popularly known as “Samanja,” is dead.

The Actor was aged 84.

A popular face on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) network in his days, he featured in a popular sitcom anchored on the daily routine of a soldier character in a series called, Samanja.

He is survived by two wives and 12 children.

According to a statement by his son, Mohammad Usman, the actor died on Sunday morning, November 12, at a private hospital in Kaduna, following a prolonged illness.

The late Kannywood actor served in the Nigerian Army before retiring to work for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Kaduna.

He has been buried after Islamic funeral prayers were held for him at the Kabala Costain Mosque in Kaduna.


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