Veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, who died on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 has been laid to rest at a cemetery in Agege, Lagos.
Daba worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). His acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn, starred in October 1, Citation and many other top movies.
His death was announced by the Nigerian Television Authority via a tweet that said, “Sad News; Veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor Sadiq Daba is dead. He died this evening (Wednesday) after a long and excruciating battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace #RIPSadiqDaba.”
Sadiq Daba was a father to two children and grandchildren.
Meanwhile, some prominent Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the actor.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and other top influential people appreciated him for the joy he brought to homes.
“Sad that the cock will no longer crow at dawn. Sadiq Daba, thank you for the joy you brought into our homes. May your sins be forgiven, and your memories be a blessing,” he wrote.
A former senator, Shehu Sani, said of Daba, “He has been through a long journey of life. An ace presenter and actor from a generation of morally upright TV professionals.May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin.”