Veteran Kannywood actor Samanja dies at 81

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NAN reports that Pategi was born on May 20, 1942, into the royal house of Pategi Emirate in Pategi, Northern Nigeria. Veteran Nollywood Actor, Usman Pategi, popularly known as “Samanja, has died aged 81.This was revealed by a theatre consultant, Husseini Shaibu, on Sunday via his Facebook page. The cause of his death is yet unknown. Shaibu said, “I have been reliably informed that light has dimmed on the veteran actor, Usman Baba Pategi, popularly known as Samanja Mazan Fama. “The actor who rode to national prominence in the 80’s playing Samanja in the defunct NTA drama series (about the life …

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