Tributes as veteran actor, Sadiq Daba dies of cancer


Sadiq Daba is dead. The actor died of complications from cancer at about 8.30pm WAT. Joe Odumakin, an activist who has also been at the forefront of raising funds for his treatment announced the death via a social media post, eliciting tributes from hordes of partners and colleagues, including journalist, Dele Momodu.

Sadiq Abubakar Daba, known simply as Sadiq Daba came to limelight with his role as Bitrus in Cock Crow At Dawn, a soap opera on NTA Network in the late 1970s. In 2015, he won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in October 1.  

He had his secondary education at St. Edward’s Secondary School. He got higher degrees in many institutions including Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

Daba announced his diagnosis of Leukemia and Prostate Cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians.