Popular Nigerian actress in sudden death



By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Popular Kannywood actress Saratu Gidado, has died at the age of 56.

The actress, popularly known as Daso, was said to have died on Tuesday morning in Kano in his sleep, according to his family.

She was said to have died following the midnight meal before starting the day’s fast for Ramadan Suhur. 

Premium Times quoted the Chairman of the Kano State censors board, Abba Almustapha, as saying that, “Today, Kannywood has lost a veteran actress, a mother and a philanthropist. We will miss her dearly.”

Born on 17 January, 1968, Gidado was a Nigerian film actress, primarily in the Kannywood film industry.

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Gidado was born in Gombe State, northern Nigeria. She attended her primary school in Kano state. She was the first married woman in the Kannywood industry.

Aside from acting, Gidado was assigned as the protocol officer (Jakadiya) to the emir of Kano State Muhammad Sanusi II in the year 2016.

She was known for the role she always played as an aggressive and mischievous actress who defied all odds to rise to stardom.

Gidado made her film debut in 2000 in Linzami Da Wuta, produced by Sarauniya Movies. Other hits such as NagariGidauniyaMashi, and Sansani followed.

She affirmed that she liked playing the role of a wicked woman.

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