By Sabiu Abdullahi
The Hausa entertainment industry mourns the loss of Usman Baba Fategi, popularly known as Samanja, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 81 in Kaduna’s Garden City Hospital after a prolonged illness.
A retired Nigerian soldier, Samanja made significant contributions to the broadcasting industry at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Kaduna broadcasting station.
Survived by two wives and 14 children, his funeral is set to take place later today at the Jaafaru Estate Juma’at Mosque, Kabala Costain, Kaduna. The entertainment world bids farewell to a true icon.