Many Nigerians have started mourning veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, who passed on on Wednesday evening.
Since the news broke, a lot of people have taken to the social media, mourning him and evoking his essence as a creative giant.
Daba took his leave after an eventful battle with leukemia, a battle that started in 2917 when he declared he had disease.
Speaking on the circumstances of his death, activist and his friend, Joe Odumakin, explained:
“We have lost Sadiq. It is so painful because I spoke to him a few days ago when his wife became a permanent secretary. I called his number some hours ago but his son picked it. I told him to give the phone to his father but he told me that his father is gone. I had to ask; gone to where?
“His wife just called me now and we spoke. She said that she was at the morgue. I asked what happened and she told me that about a week ago, he had been ill but he had been home and that he went to the hospital late afternoon today.
“She explained that he had not been eating much and that as soon as they got to the hospital, they started conducting different tests on him including COVID-19. They put him on oxygen but he died around 8:30 pm.”