Veteran TV broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Abubakar Daba, known as Sadiq Daba has reportedly died on Wednesday, March 3.

According to NTA2 Lagos Network Centre, he died in the evening around 8:30pm after battling for leukaemia and cancer for years.


In 2017, Daba was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia and later prostate cancer for which he underwent several treatments.

Back in 2019, billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, paid for the hospital bills of the actor. He said;

For me, taking care of Sadiq’s medical expenses is my little way of showing appreciation and gratitude for the good memories he created for me and others in the past.

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.


Daba featured in a lot of other films and soap operas like ‘Behind the Clouds’, ‘A Place Like Home’, ‘Soweto’, and ‘Moment of Truth’.

In 2015, he won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1. He was last seen acting in Kunle Afolayan’s 2020 movie ‘Citation’ as Professor Yahaya.

Daba announced his diagnosis of Leukemia and Prostate Cancer in 2017 and several Nigerians rallied round him to source for funds.

He was married to Bolaji Daba and they share two children and grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace.



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