By Daniel Dafe
Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has mourned the demise of Usman Baba Pategi.
In a post on his X handle, Saraki, said “the news of the passing of veteran actor Usman Baba Pategi, popularly known as Samanja, came to me as a rude shock.”
He continued: “Samanja was a true legend of the film industry. He was a master of his craft, and his work brought joy to millions of people around the world. His performances were so captivating that they often freed up one’s evening, as watching him was a pleasure not to be missed.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to Samanja’s family, friends, and the entire Nigerian entertainment industry. May Almighty Allah (SWT) grant him Al Jannah Firdaus and give his loved ones the strength to bear this loss.”