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Nigerian TV series, Cock Crow at Dawn star, Sadiq Daba, is dead

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Veteran broadcaster and polular Nigerian television series, Cock Crow At Dawn actor, Sadiq Daba, is dead.

Daba died on Wednesday evening after a prolonged battle with leukemia and prostate cancer, according to NTA.

He achieved national celebrity status with a role in “Cockcrow at Dawn”, one of the best-watched soap operas in the late 1970s.

He has also starred in other popular Nigerian series, including, “Behind the Clouds,” “A Place Like Home,” “Entreat,” “Duplicity,” “Soweto,” “Moment of Truth,” and “Hotel Majestic.”

In 2015, he earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Inspector Danladi Waziri in the dramatic film “October 1.”

The role earned him Best Actor Award at the African Movie Academy Awards in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he received a standing ovation.

In 2018, the Actors Guild of Nigeria gave Daba the honorary title of Garkuwan Nollywood (“Shield of Nollywood”) to recognize his contributions to the motion picture industry

The deceased had announced his diagnosis of leukemia and prostate cancer in 2017.

Recall the actor in 2017 was flown out of Nigeria for treatment of prostrate cancer and leukaemia at a UK hospital.

He was supported with fundraising by several Nigerians including Josephine Odumakin, Dino Melaye and Mabel Oboh.

Sadiq Abubakar Daba

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