Kannywood: Veteran actress Saratu Gidado passes on aged 56

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The Kannywood film industry is in mourning following the untimely passing of veteran actress Saratu Gidado, affectionately known as Daso, at the age of 56.

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The tragic news was confirmed by close relatives of the late actress who spoke to Freedom Radio, disclosing that Daso was found lifeless on Tuesday morning, leaving her family, friends, and fans devastated by the sudden loss.

According to family members, Daso was discovered deceased after returning to bed following Sahur, the pre-dawn meal consumed before fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Daso, born on January 17, 1968, in Kano, established herself as a prominent figure in the Kannywood industry, leaving an indelible mark through her remarkable performances, particularly in comical roles where she portrayed assertive and mischievous characters.

Her career in the film industry began in the year 2000 with the movie “Linzami Da Wuta,” produced by Sarauniya Movies. From there, Daso swiftly captured the hearts of audiences with her exceptional talent and versatility, earning her a special place in the hearts of fans across the Hausa-speaking regions and beyond.

Among her notable films that propelled her to stardom are “Nagari,” “Gidauniya,” “Mashi,” and “Sansani,” where her vibrant presence and impeccable acting skills shone through, solidifying her status as a beloved figure in Kannywood.

Tributes poured in from colleagues, fans, and well-wishers, reflecting on Daso’s immense contributions to the industry and the legacy she leaves behind.

A close associate of the late actress, Habiba Umar, shared her thoughts, saying, “Daso’s departure leaves a void in the industry that will be difficult to fill. She was not only a talented actress but also a warm-hearted individual who touched the lives of many with her performances.”

Daso’s passing has left an irreplaceable void in the Kannywood community, with her memory and legacy set to live on through her enduring contributions to the film industry.

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