Sadiq Abubakar Daba, known simply as Sadiq Daba, a Nigerian actor and former broadcaster, has passed on.
According to a source close to the family, who spoke with Freelanews, the veteran actor was reported dead at his Marwa Garden residence at Alausa around 8.30pm in the evening of Wednesday, March 3, 2020.
It was also alleged he was rushed from his home in an ambulance to Ikeja General Hospital with the hope of saving his life but due to the lackadaisical attitude of health officials, Daba gave up the ghost inside the ambulance, as he was deprived of urgent medical attention.
The ace broadcaster had his secondary education at St. Edward’s Secondary School and got higher degrees in many institutions including Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
Daba has worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority. His acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.
Daba announced his diagnosis of Leukemia and Prostate Cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians including Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin, Mabel Oboh.
On February 3, 2018, Daba joined Project Pink Blue to walk against cancer to commemorate World Cancer Day.
In 2015, he won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1.
Other awards included Best of Nollywood Award, BON Awards, in 2019.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.