Dan Foster: Nigerians bid farewell to veteran broadcaster

Veteran On-Air personality, Dan Foster has passed on and many Nigerians have identified with him and his family.

While details of his death are still unknown, some sources say the City FM presenter died of coronavirus and on Twitter, many people have shared what the loss means to them personally and what it evidently means in the Nigerian media space.

Many Nigerians have also pointed out that Dan Foster and his impact in radio and the media in general, may not be replaced.

Popularly called ‘The Big Dawg, Dan was a Nigerian broadcaster and On-Air personality with many years of experience. Before relocating back to Nigeria, Foster anchored a number of shows for radio stations in the United States of America. He joined Cool FM in 2000 where he stayed till 2009, before moving on to join Inspiration FM and later, City FM.

He became popular in the country for his role as one of the judges on the Idols West Africa series alongside Dede Mabiaku and Ghanaian, Abrewa Nana in 2007. He later became a judge at the music talent reality TV show, Nigeria’s Got Talent alongside actress Kate Henshaw and comedian, Yibo Koko.

The radio presenter also had a short feature in Nollywood which revealed just how talented he was in the media space.

Foster was brought up with his three siblings in Washington, D.C. by their father – their mother had died when he was ten – but partly raised in Baltimore by his grandmother. As a teenager, Foster was rebellious but soon joined the Marines and attended Morgan State University where he studied Broadcasting and Drama.

He was married with three children.

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