By Damilola Faustino
Ace broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba has been diagnosed with leukaemia. The sad news was shared on Facebook by filmmaker Sonny Mcdon-w.
Sonny wrote: “DEAR COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS IN NOLLYWOOD ESPECIALLY SOME OF US THAT DATE BACK TO NTA DAYS PLEASE PUT A CALL TO UNCLE SADIQ DABA. HE NEEDS YOUR VOICE OF STRENGTH PLEASE….08024343157.”
Daba won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Inspector Waziri in Kunle Afolayan’s film October 1. He also starred in films, soap operas and dramas popular in the 80’s and 90’s like Cock Crow at Dawn, Behind the Clouds, A Place Like Home, Soweto, and Moment of Truth.
Meanwhile, Daba has acknowledged that he suffers from leukaemia but he is far from dying.
He wrote on Facebook: “I am not dead nor dying!!! God has been and will Always be faithful to me and my plight because that is my covenant with Him. My doctors have been wonderful and I am responding to treatment. …..my love and thanks to all those who have called to sympathize and empathize with me…..God bless you,” he wrote on Facebook.”