Popular Magajiya Dambata, a Kano singer, has died.
She died at her home in Dambatta, Kano State, on Friday evening at the age of 86, following a brief illness.
Dambatta became famous in the 1970s and 1980s.
The songs of late Dambatta emphasized the value of education, healthy moral values, social vices, and child upbringing.
The legendary singer, who has since gone blind, was occasionally seen asking for charity in Makoda village in Kano, where she lives, in 2019.
After she was discovered striving to maintain a nice life in Kano, a public fund was established for her care and reconstruction of her home.