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3/03/2021

Veteran Broadcaster, Actor Sadiq Daba Is Dead

 



Former Broadcaster, Actor, Sadiq Abubakar Daba Dies After Protracted Illness.


Sadiq Abubakar Daba, simply known as Sadiq Daba has been reported dead. 


Sadiq Daba was a Nigerian actor and former broadcaster.


In 2015, Sadiq won Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as "Inspector Waziri" in October 1 and also featured in a special appearance from Deola Sagoe.


Sadiq Daba is a popular Nigerian actor and former broadcaster from Kano state. He recently worked on a movie that has made such an impact on the society and has created a standard for the movie industry.


MediaOrchid recalls that Sadiq Daba was recently reported to have left Nigeria for London to treat Leukemia and Prostrate cancer.


Sadiq Daba is a popular Nigerian actor and former broadcaster from Kano state. He recently worked on a movie that has made such an impact on the society and has created a standard for the movie industry.


Sadiq Daba Early Life

Sadiq Baba although from Kano state, grew up in Sierra Leonne. There he attended primary school. He also attended St. Edward’s Secondary school there in Sierra Leonne. He returned to Nigeria when he was 15 years old and went to NTA/TV College. He has always had a thirst for knowledge and so he bagged so many degrees in several institutions including the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria where he got a degree in Mass Communication. He also went for many training tours in Germany. His love for media dates as far back as when he was a little child. He always mimicked a newscaster before his camera.


 

Sadiq Daba Career

Growing up Daba had always wanted to be a broadcaster. His dreams became reality when he auditioned for a role at Radio Television, Kaduna (RKTV). He has previously work as a news anchor, reporter and editor at  RKTV, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) (formerly known as NTV) Sokoto, NTPC Lagos and NTA Lagos.


He was introduced to broadcasting by Alifa Baba Hammed. While in Sokoto, the Head of Drama, Peter Igho, who also happened to be his friend talked him into acting. They did a lot of productions together. During one of these periods, they started the program called Cockcrow at Dawn. They decided to make it into a series and it caught the attention of many viewers. He featured in a lot of other films and soap operas like ‘Behind the Clouds’, ‘A Place Like Home’, ‘Soweto’, and ‘Moment of Truth’. Recently in 2015, he featured in the blockbuster movie, October 1, where he acted as Inspector Waziri.  He has received a lot of commendation for his role in that movie. He produces also documentaries and hosts a programme on DTN called Sadiq Daba presents.



Sadiq Daba Personal Life


Sadiq Daba has long retired from broadcasting and he presently runs his private business. However, he is still active in the movie industry. He is married to Bolaji Daba and has 2 children, and 6 grandchildren. He advocates against smoking and drinking. This occurred after he almost lost his life to Leukemia. 


In November 2017, two months after he confirmed his battle against leukemia, the legendary Nigerian film and Television star, was again fighting for his life. Although he was very modest about it by claiming he was only ill back in September, the October 1 actor needed more than N9million to survive his ailment.


Sadiq Daba Awards

Sadiq won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actor in the movie, October 1 in 2015.




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