Popular Hausa singer Alhaji Muhammadu Gambu dies at 80

Alhaji Muhammadu Gambu has died at the ripe age of 80.

The popular Hausa singer known for his unusual songs for Nightcrawlers (Barayi), reportedly died yesterday, August 19, 2016, at the Maiyama General Hospital in Kebbi State.

Alhaji Gambu is survived by four wives, 16 children and many grandchildren

The singer’s songs are known to have travelled all over West Africa and the Middle East, becoming famous for the ones dedicated to notable and sometimes fictional thieves who openly operated within and around  Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in the late seventies and eighties.

May his soul rest in peace.