Iconic broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, buried in Lagos

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Iconic actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, who died Wednesday evening, has been buried at a cemetery in Agege, Lagos.

The actor, who starred in “Citation” died after a long battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer.

Former Vice-President Atiku applauded Daba for the joy he brought to homes.

“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,” he wrote.

Popular actor, Yomi Fash-Lanso expressed pleasure that he knew the actor while he was alive.

He said, “I’m so happy I belonged to the set of actors that knew you, worked with you, ate with you, wine and crack jokes with you. Your sense of humour and deep knowledge was always magnetic.

“You were an embodiment of total art and freedom. Your light always shone through whenever you were around. Rest peacefully well Egbon Sadiq Daba. You will be greatly missed.”

Environmentalist, journalist and theatre artist, Tony Erha said: “Oh, Sadiq, the Colonial Master, my great friend, is gone! Ohhhh! May the Almighty God grant you peaceful rest on His bosom.

The Nigeria Television Authority had announced his death via a tweet on Wednesday: “Sad News. Veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Sadiq Daba is dead. He died this evening (Wednesday) after a long and excruciating battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace #RIPSadiqDaba.”

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