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Minister mourns popular Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado

Minister mourns popular Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado

Minister of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has conveyed her condolences following the passing of renowned Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado, popularly known as "Daso."

Gidado passed away on Tuesday, April 9, at her residence in Kano.

In a statement issued by her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, on Wednesday, the minister mourned the loss of the talented actress, describing her as a compassionate soul whose artistry left a lasting impact on countless lives.

She acknowledged the deceased’s immense contributions to the industry and the legacy she left behind, highlighting her remarkable performances and versatile talent that endeared her to fans across Hausa-speaking regions and beyond.

“With heavy hearts, we, at the arts, culture and the creative economy mourn the passing of Saratu Gidado, a veteran actress, whose contributions to the film industry, especially in Kannywood, were immense.

“She will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.” the minister said.

Saratu Gidado was born Jan. 1968.

She was known for the role she always played as an aggressive and mischievous actress.

She made her film debut in 2000 in Linzami Da Wuta, produced by Sarauniya Movies.

Her villain and motherly roles earned her recognition among Arewa households.

She featured in more than 1,000 movies in Kannywood.

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