Popular Singer, Magajiya, dies at 86

Magajiya Dambata, a well-known Kano singer, has died.

She died at her home in Dambatta, Kano State, on Friday evening at 86, following a brief illness.

Dambatta became famous in the 1970s and 1980s.

The songs of late Dambatta emphasized the value of education, good moral values, social vices, and child upbringing.

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The renowned singer, who has since gone blind, was occasionally begging for alms in Makoda village in Kano, where she lived, in 2019.

After she was discovered struggling to maintain a good life in Kano, a public fund was established for her upkeep and renovation of her home.

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