Veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, died on Wednesday evening after losing a battle to leukaemia and prostate cancer.
His death was confirmed by filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, with whom he recently worked with on the 2020 motion picture, Citation.
Afolayan, who said that the ace broadcaster died on the evening of Wednesday, March 3rd, said he spoke with his wife and son who confirmed his passing to him.
He was diagnosed with leukemia and prostate cancer in 2017.
Many Nigerians, including billionaire Femi Otedola, had donated money for his treatment abroad and showed massive support on social media.
Daba’s acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn. He made waves in the 1980s as a broadcaster on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
He has featured in several TV series and movies, with October 1 as a notable mention. In 2015, he won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in the movie.
He had his secondary education at St. Edward’s Secondary School. He got higher degrees in many institutions including Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.