The renowned Hausa Musician, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo, has died at the age of 80.

The deceased,who died at the Maiyama General Hospital in Maiyama Local Government Area of Kebbi on Thursday, wrote over 380 songs.

Late Gambo left behind four wives,16 children and many grand children.

Speaking to newsmen on the death, Prof. Ally Bunza, Department of Nigerian Languages at Usman Dan fodio University, Sokoto, said the deceased had 69 songs he sang for famous thieves out of the 380 songs he had.

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He said, ” In 2008, he quit music and embraced scholarly work whence he became Maiyama.

Nigerian Pilot reports that, Gambo hailed from Fagada Babba, a town in Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Although he was named Muhammadu at birth, he was nicknamed Gambo.

Muhammadu was nicknamed GambO after delving into music. The name started right from when he was taking part in hunting to the time he started singing for gamblers inside the jungle.

Gambo, was born in 1936 at Fagada Babba, where he lived as a young child. His father died while he was very young.Muhammadu Gambo grew up in Jega consisting of Fagada, his birthplace.

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As a young man, he participated in hunting escapades. He was a good shooter using local rifle.

He also engaged in traditional wrestling with his peers.He had a very eventful adulthood.

He experimented with many businesses like the sale of sweet, mats, fishing rods and so on.

He also engaged in gambling and such other businesses. It is only natural for people with such exposure to relate with thieves and other criminals.

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Gambo first lived with his married sisters until he built his own apartment at Fagada. From there, he went to Maiyama where he built another house.

He also has a house in Badon Hanya in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State. He is married and blessed with children.

Gambo died as a result of protracted illness and had been laid to rest in accordance with the Islamic rites in Maiyama.


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