Veteran Nigerian actor Sadiq Daba, has gone online to refute claims by several news outlets and social media posts that he is dead or dying.
Speculations arose yesterday after a Nollywood filmmaker, Sonny Mcdon-W made a post requesting colleagues and friends to call the iconic actor and presenter, saying he is in need of their voice and strength.
Mcdon-W also replied to a comment on the post asking what was wrong with the award winning actor by saying he was diagnosed with Leukemia.
This was followed by a flux of social media posts and online news outlets reporting that the award winning actor was dying and in need of help. Some others went further to report the death of the actor.
However, Daba, however reacted to a post on his wall which inquired about his welfare, reassuring his fans that he is in no danger of death and is being treated.
“Gwen, I am not dead nor dying I!! 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 said.
Entertainment journalist Azuka Jebose also posted on his Facebook where he quoted the veteran actor as saying
“The leukemia has been arrested. I will be okay”
Sadiq Daba is one of Nigeria’s most iconic television stars, having had a long broadcasting career with the Nigerian Television Authority. He also appeared in early soap operas such as Cockcrow At Dawn and Behind The Clouds.
He also co-hosted the popular AM Express with late Yinka Craig (who died of a similar illness in 2008) and had an award winning role in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 in recent times.