In September, one of Nigeria’s most iconic television and film star Sadiq Daba was reported to have been in the throes of death as a result of a leukaemia. He confirmed that he was indeed severely ill but said he was not dying.
With recent reports however, it seems as though Mr Daba was only being modest and not willing to bother the public with his personal health challenges: the sexagenarian is urgent need of support as he fights the life-threatening disease.
Per Azuka Jebose, former journalist and artiste manager, Daba is currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and a Gofundme account has been set up on his behalf.
‘Through the years, Sadiq Daba enchanted us with his beloved performances as a young Actor on Nigerian Television and in the movies. We loved his charming characters. In real life, Sadiq transcends humanity with his free spirit and openness to all; hence Nigerians gravitate to his affection. Sadiq Daba is a veteran superstar actor, a national treasure and an Icon of our pop culture. These times, our famous and fantastic movie star, director and one of the pioneers of Nollywood is terminally ill. Sadiq is battling Leukemia and prostate cancer. These deadly diseases are challenging his existence and comfort..He is determined to beat these. His fight to survive has become ours. We must embrace him just as we embraced his characters on his movies and television acting. The diseases have impacted him financially. The staggering cost of treating cancer is affecting his family. Please We need your help. Support Sadiq’s treatment with any donation. He continues to receive treatments at various cancer centers in Nigeria. These treatments are costly. He needs us now. We are determined to help him live again, by beating Cancer. Please support our goal of $25,000 to pay for his medical bills…’