From Segun Amure, (The New Diplomat’s Abuja Bureau)
Tears flowed as veteran actor, Sadiq Daba, was laid to rest less than 24 hours after his death.
He was buried according to Islamic rites at the Agege Hausa Cemetery in Lagos on Thursday afternoon.
The movie-star died at the Lagos state university teaching hospital (LASUTH) after a long and excruciating battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.
Daba‘s acting career came to prominence in the late 1970s for his role in the NTA drama series, Cock Crow at Dawn.
He also worked as a broadcaster for Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
In 2015, he won the Best Actor category at the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA); for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in the 2014 movie, October 1.