AHBEA 2016 Nominee, Sadiq Daba, Legend Award Category
AFRO-HERITAGE BROADCASTING AND ENTERTAINMENT AWARD NOMINEE, LEGEND AWARD CATEGORY, SADIQ DABA
Sadiq Daba is known to be a veteran television broadcaster, actor, producer and director, who had being popularly known in the Nigerian creative industry, since the late 1970s precisely in the very successful television series program “Cock Crow at Dawn”.
Arguably, Sadiq Daba, is one of the legendary pioneer of the Nigerian Nollywood industry.
Over the years, he has been recognized by top credible stake holders in the industry including being a recipient of several prestigious awards. Earlier this year, he bagged the Industry Merit Award at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award.
Some of the movie/soap opera he had featured in are Cock Crow at Dawn, Behind the Clouds, A Place Like Home, Soweto and Moment of Truth, to name a few.
In an interview with dailymail.com.ng he revealed that he studied at the St. Edwards College, Sierra Leone, NTA/TV College, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he had studied Mass Communication, before he later went on training tours to Germany, United Kingdom e t.c.
While being a younger man, he was a news reader, reporter and editor at Radio Television Kaduna (RKTV), NTV/NTA Sokoto, NTPC Lagos and NTA Lagos respectively.
Though, he had been on a very low profile, in recent times, Sadiq Daba, recently dominated media covers and headlines, playing a detective role in the multiple award winning, film maker, Kunle Afolayan’s movie, ” October 1″.
He’s regularly passed comment on people mistaking him for a regular actor.
Sadiq Daba informed, that although acting was part of his television career, but actually he is a whole lot put together in one, i.e. he is firstly a broadcaster, presenter, producer and director.
You may call him an actor., but he’s definitely more than an actor.
Sadiq Daba, is a rare quintessential broadcaster, who brought so much versatility and style to his presentation, to the extent, many considered him, to be an authority in the use of English language, due to his mastery and command of the widely accepted “Lingua Franca”, which over rides his Northern Nigerian background.
Since his retirement from the big screen, with a legendary status, Sadiq Daba, had started consultation services, which had taken him to different countries, including Sierra Leone and Ghana, where, he has impacted on different persons in the region.
The legendary Sadiq Daba, will be a legend award category recipient at the 2nd edition of Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards, to hold in Houston, Texas, U.S.A on the 20th of August 2016.
The event will be anchored by veteran Nigerian comedian, Seyi Law and will have in attendance, top Nigerian celebrities, mostly in the music, movie and fashion industries, amongst others.
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