Sadiq Daba, ace actor and broadcaster, has been buried in Lagos — less than 24 hours after he passed on.


Daba breathed his last at the Lagos state university teaching hospital (LASUTH) where he was undergoing treatment on Wednesday.

He was subsequently laid to rest at the Hausa Community Cementry situated within the Agege area of Lagos state amid tears.

Among those who were present at the burial were his children and relatives; well-wishers who joined in to pay their last respects.


Daba’s death comes after he had battled leukemia and prostate cancer for years. In 2019, he had made the headlines after he sought financial support for his medical upkeep.

The 69-year-old has had an illustrious acting career while also doing well for himself in the broadcasting space with multiple awards and recognitions.

In 2015, Daba won the ‘Best Actor’ category at the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for his role as Inspector Waziri in the 2014 movie ‘October 1’.


The last major film role he took was Professor Yahaya in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’.

In this obituary, TheCable Lifestyle examines Daba’s heroics as an actor and broadcaster.

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