Sadiq Daba Speaks About His Battle With Cancer

Channels Television  
Updated September 14, 2017

News broke over the weekend that veteran Nollywood actor and popular broadcaster Sadiq Daba is down with leukemia which caused many people to fear for his life.

The Kano State born actor who won the coveted best actor prize at the 2014 African Movie Academy Awards South-Africa confirmed to Entertainment News on Channels Television that although he is in a bad shape, he isn’t dying as has been reported online.

“I have Leukemia,” the actor said, adding that he has been receiving treatment for some months now at the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife.

“When this thing started I was referred to Ile Ife from LASUTH Lagos State. The challenges have been quite enormous, Leukemia has been complicated by prostate by the Grace of God, I will get through this.” Sadiq Daba speaks.

The actor who has dedicated well over 30 years, from ‘Cock Crow At Dawn’ from 1980 to ‘October one’ in 2014 explained that he is not getting support from the creative industry.

The actor further explained that he has not gotten any financial assistance from anyone except messages of goodwill. “I am not accusing anybody because times are hard.”

Speaking on receiving royalties for some of the works he has done, he noted, “Giving royalties in Nigeria? I have never heard of anything like that. How I wish that could be done.”