Sadiq Daba is gone

Sadiq Daba is gone

Sadiq Abubakar Daba, known simply as Sadiq Daba (died 3 March 2021) was a Nigerian actor and broadcaster. 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 has worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority. His acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s, starring in Cockcrow at Dawn.

In 2018 he was given the title “Garkuwan Nollywood,” (when translated from Hausa language it means “Shield of Nollywood” by the stakeholders in the industry.

Cancer diagnosis and death

Daba announced his diagnosis of leukemia and prostate cancer in 2017 and was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians including Josephine Obiajulu OdumakinMabel Oboh. On 3 February 2018, Daba joined Project Pink Blue to walk against cancer to commemorate World Cancer Day. He died on 3 March 2021 at the Ayinka General hospital in Ikeja, Lagos.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen

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