Veteran Actor and broadcaster Sadiq Daba, who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, says he is alive and well. On September 7 2017, Veteran filmmaker Sonny Mcdonald asked his followers to pray for Mr. Daba, saying


“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…”


While responding to a follower who asked for the need for such prayers, Mcdonald said “He is diagnosed with Leukemia”


Daba afterwards took to his facebook page,thanking all those who had sympathized with him while informing them that he was recuperating.


“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.


Sadiq Daba has been a News Caster, Reporter, Actor and Editor. He worked at RKTV, Nigeria Television Authority [NTA] Sokoto, NTPC Lagos and NTA Lagos.



Daba is popular for so many roles in the Nigerian Movie industry, but it was his role as Bitrus in the 1970s drama “Cockcrow at Dawn” that projected his acting career into stardom.


He won Best Actor for his role in “October 1” at the African Movie Awards [AMAA]. In 2016 , he received the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian film industry.

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The revered actor is also popular for his roles on Soap Operas including: “Behind the Clouds”, “A Place like Home”. “Soweto” and “Moment of Truth”.


Leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood, has our types and its treatment is dependent on stage of detection, age, type, among other factors.


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