Veteran actor Sadiq Daba is dead

Nollywood is in mourning again as the Nigerian movie industry loses Sadiq Daba, a Nollywood Veteran, and broadcaster.

The actor who is popularly known as Sadiq Daba died on Wednesday evening after a prolonged battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.

Daba’s acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn among other movies. He became more popular after featuring in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st movie where he played the role of “Inspector Waziri”. He went on to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for the role.

The deceased had announced his diagnosis of leukemia and prostate cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by many Nigerians. Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola announced that he would pick Daba’s medical bills, and in 2017, Daba was flown out of Nigeria for treatment at a UK hospital

His wife, Mobolaji Mojisola Daba, was among the 18 newly sworn-in Permanent Secretaries. She was appointed as PS for the Local Government Service Commission and her husband, Sadiq was at the ceremony, where she was sworn in.

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