Thursday, March 4, 2021

Veteran Nollywood Actor Sadiq Daba Is Dead

 Nigerian actor and former broadcaster Sadiq Daba, who is best known for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in the film October 1, has died.

The Guardian

Daba passed away on the evening of Wednesday, March 3, 2021, after a protracted battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer.

Daba, born Sadiq Abubakar Daba, revealed in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with Leukemia and Prostate Cancer. He was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians including the billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.

Daba worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for over three decades until he retired. His acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.

Daba won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Inspector Waziri in Kunle Afolayan’s psychological thriller “October 1”.

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