The veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba died yesterday evening Wednesday March 3rd, after a long battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.
The veteran broadcaster and actor has been battling with the ailment for some years now but finally succumwd to death Wednesday 3rd March, 2021.
It would be recalled eminents Nigerians and billionaire Femi Otedola dontated money for his treatment and many Nigerians raised came to his aid and he foot the bills and from well meaning nigerians.
Meanwhile, his death has been confirmed by filmmaker Kunle Afolayan with whom he worked recently on the 2020 motion picture, Citation. According to Afolayan, the ace broadcaster died on the evening of Wednesday, March 3rd.
Afolayan said he spoke with his wife and son who confirmed his passing to him.
Daba made waves in the 1980s on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
He has featured in several TV series and movies, with ‘Cock Crow at Dawn’ and ‘October 1st’ as notable mentions.
Sadiq Abubakar Daba, known simply as Sadiq was a Nigerian actor and broadcaster.
In 2015, he won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in October 1. He died on 3 March 2021.
He had his secondary education at St. Edward’s Secondary School. He got higher degrees in many institutions including Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
Daba has worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority. His acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.
The Fight with Cancer
Daba announced his diagnosis of Leukemia and Prostate Cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians including Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin, Mabel Oboh On 3 February 2018, Daba joined Project Pink Blue to walk against cancer to commemorate World Cancer Day.He died on the 3rd of March, 2021.