Veteran Nigerian actor and former ace broadcaster Sadiq Daba, is dead.
Daba died Wednesday March 3, 2021, after a protracted battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer.
His wife said the veteran actor who died around 8 pm had been ill for sometime and couldn’t eat properly.
He was said to have been rushed to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon and several tests were conducted on him including Covid-19 but he couldn’t make it alive even after he was placed on oxygen.
The late Daba, revealed in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with Leukemia and Prostate Cancer. He was supported with fundraising by several kind-hearted Nigerians including billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.
He worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for over three decades until he retired meritoriously.
His acting career came to light in the late 1970s and early 80s when he starred in the now rested NTA’s “Cockcrow at Dawn” where he played and interpreted the role of “Bitrus” with aplomp.
In 2015, Daba won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in Kunle Afolayan’s psychological thriller “October 1”.
May his soul rest in peace.