Just In: Veteran actor Sadiq Daba is dead

Sadiq Daba

Veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba, is reportedly dead, TVC reports.

The actor 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 others but became more popular after featuring in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st movie where he played the role of as “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 several Nigerians including Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin, Mabel Oboh.

In 2017, he was flown out of Nigeria for treatment of prostrate cancer and Leukemia at a UK hospital.