Condolence As Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba, Dies

The legendary broadcaster and veteran Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba, is dead.

He died on Wednesday evening at an hospital in Lagos.

His last movie appearance was in Kunle Afolayan’s movie ‘Citation’ which was released in October 2020.

The ace broadcaster went public with his illness in November 2017, when he revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Some months after he was hospitalised for many months for leukemia.

The movie star had expressed displeasure at the way the news of his illness is being carried about.

He said that he is not begging for financial assistance despite his ailment as speculated on social media.

The actor has had a long career in broadcasting with the Nigerian Television Authority, and also appeared in early soap operas such as Cockcrow At Dawn and Behind The Clouds.

However, actors have taken to their Instagram pages to pay tributes to the late actor who had contributed meaningfully to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Actor Saheed Balogun said: “Goodnight Uncle Sadiq Daba. May your soul rest in perfect peace.”

Actress Joke Silva wrote: “Uncle Sadiq, you had a good run. I thank God that you worked till the end. Rest well dear friend. Rest well.”

Actress Foluke Daramola wrote: “We lost another veteran, Sadiq Daba. Rest on our great hero, you have fought a good fight.”

Also, movie producer, Kunle Afolayan, wrote: “You will be missed, Uncle S. You made your mark.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Sadiq Daba was an actor and a former broadcaster who won Africa Movies Academy Awards for best actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in the movie “October 1”.

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