Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster, a prominent Nigerian-American broadcaster, has passed on.


A source told TheCable Lifestyle that the veteran radio host died around 1pm on Wednesday.

“He died today around 1pm. His wife is currently at the isolation centre in Yaba as we speak,” said the source.

While the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed — as of the time this report was filed — immediate suspicion is that he died of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.


Prior to his demise, Foster, who is well known among his fans as ‘The Big Dawg’ and ‘Top Dawg’, worked with Cool FM, Inspiration FM, City FM and Classic FM.

He was a judge on ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’ alongside Kate Henshaw, a Nollywood actress, and Yibo Koko, a comedian.

The radio personality was also a former judge of ‘Idols West Africa’ series. He held a similar position with the ‘Got Talent’ franchise.


Foster passed away days after Ibidun Ighodalo, wife of Ituah Ighodalo, senior pastor of Trinity House Church in Lagos, died of a heart attack in her sleep while in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state.

Quite a number of Nigerians, including celebrities, have taken to social media platforms to pay their last respect as words of the radio host’s death spread.

Below are some of the tributes:



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