By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – Renowned Actor, Sadiq Daba of cock crow at dawn fame is dead.
Sadiq had been very sick in the past and was flown out for medical attention.
He had been battling with Leukemia and prostrate cancer.
Outside cock crow at dawn, in 2015, he won best actor in the Africa movie academy awards for his role as Uncle Waziri in ‘ October 1’.
He has been battling with leukamia since 2017.
The veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba died Wednesday evening after a long battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.
His death has been confirmed by filmmaker Kunle Afolayan with whom he worked recently on the 2020 motion picture, Citation.
According to Afolayan, the ace broadcaster died on the evening of Wednesday, March 3rd.
Afolayan said he spoke with his wife and son who confirmed his passing to him.
Many Nigerians including billionaire Femi Otedola donated money for his treatment abroad and gave out-pouring support on social media.
Daba made waves in the 1980s on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
He has featured in several TV series and movies, with ‘Cock Crow at Dawn’ and ‘October 1st’ as notable mentions
In his tribute to the late actor, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said:
“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.”