Sadiq Daba: Veteran Nollywood actor, broadcaster is dead

Sadiq Daba: Veteran Nollywood actor, broadcaster is dead

- Ace broadcaster and thespian Sadiq Daba died on Wednesday, March 3, around 8.30pm

- The late actor had a long battle with leukemia and prostate cancer

- Daba was said to have passed away in Lagos

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Veteran Nollywood actor and ace broadcaster Sadiq Daba is dead. The ace thespian was said to have taken his last breath on Wednesday, March 3, by 8.30pm in Lagos.

Sadiq died after a long and excruciating battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.

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On hearing the news of his death, many Nigerians took to social media to mourn him and reveal how well he will be missed.

Daba was an ace broadcaster that made waves in the 1980s with the popular sitcom, Cockcrow At Dawn that showed on NTA.

One Bello Shagari wrote on Twitter: "When I saw Sadiq Daba trending, I know he was dead. He has been struggling with his health. He is a great actor and a legend in the industry. May his soul be forgiven!"

Sadiq Daba: Veteran Nollywood actor, broadcaster is dead
Sadiq Daba dies of complications from leukemia and prostate cancer. Photo: Dr Olufunmilayo
Source: Twitter

He will be sorely missed by many who watched him as a broadcaster on national television, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) especially during the early morning programme, AM Express.

Others claim they will miss his legendary act as a Nollywood actor.

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In 2019, Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola in his magnanimity offered to foot the medical bills of ailing Sadiq Daba after he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recently.

For many years, the actor was battling leukemia and prostate cancer and traveled to the United Kingdom for medical treatment only to return to Nigerian in 2017. After living the semblance of a normal life for a short two years, Daba has taken ill again

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