Sadiq Daba, veteran thespian, passes on

Sadiq Daba, veteran thespian, passes on

Veteran Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba has died at the age of 69.


The veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba was confirmed dead on Wednesday, March 3 after a long battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer.


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.


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Afolayan said he spoke with his wife and son who confirmed his passing to him.


Many Nigerians including billionaire Femi Otedola donated money for his treatment abroad and gave out-pouring support on social media.


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 Daba’s health has been a source of concern for many over the last few years.


Prior to his demise, Daba was on the verge of losing one eye in 2020.


The journalist identified as Olutade Simon went on the social media platform; where he also shared a photo of the actor in an onerous state.


This is what he shared on Twitter.


“@dabiodunMFR @ProfOsinbajo @jidesanwoolu Sadiq Daba is still sick. Yesterday, he reached out he was still ill and on the verge of losing one of his eyes. It is a tough time as the Government is battling COVID-19. But I will blame myself if I don’t do this and something happens to him,” he tweeted.


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