Veteran Nollywood actor, and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, is dead.
A close friend of the family, Joe Odumakin confirmed the demise of the actor, revealing that he died on Wednesday, March 3, at about 8:30 pm.
Prior to his death, Sadiq Daba who worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and also starred in major blockbuster Nollywood movies like October 1, Citation and others, was ill.
He was diagnosed with Leukemia and Prostate Cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians.
Speaking with pressmen, Joe Odumakin said;
“We have lost Sadiq. It is so painful because I spoke to him a few days ago when his wife became a permanent secretary. I called his number some hours ago but his son picked it. I told him to give the phone to his father but he told me that his father is gone. I had to ask; gone to where?
“His wife just called me now and we spoke. She said that she was at the morgue. I asked what happened and she told me that about a week ago, he had been ill but he had been home and that he went to the hospital late afternoon today.
“She explained that he had not been eating much and that as soon as they got to the hospital, they started conducting different tests on him including COVID-19. They put him on oxygen but he died around 8:30 pm.”
During his lifetime, Sadiq Daba worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority and rose to acting prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.