The death has occurred of Sadiq Daba, a veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor.
Information gathered by Naija News has it that Daba died on Wednesday evening.
In 2017, he was diagnosed with leukaemia and prostate cancer which prompted Nigerian multi-billionaire philanthropist, Femi Otedola to take over the medical expenses of the ailing veteran broadcaster and actor.
Speaking on the acting career of the Sadiq Daba, Otedola said:
“I must say that even though I don’t know Mr.Daba personally, he is a face I am familiar with through the old TV drama production ‘Cock Crow at Dawn’ which I used to watch while growing up.
“I was moved by a sense of nostalgia and concern when I read of his medical situation recently and decided to take over his medical bills. He has been visited and arrangements are being made to support him.
“In other climes, the likes of Sadiq Daba and other such actors who more or less paved the way for the entertainment industry and the Nollywood industry in Nigeria (which is touted as the 3rd largest movie industry in the world) would be celebrated as Icons and due recognition would be accorded to them.”
Daba had previously revealed that he stopped drinking in 2013 after he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
May his soul rest in peace.