ON Sunday, April 28, at 7pm, veteran television actor and presenter Sadiq Daba will join other distinguished Nigerians in the O’jez Hall of Fame as he will receive the prestigious O’jez Entertainment Award at the O’jez celebrity restaurant inside the National Stadium complex, Surulere, Lagos.
Daba, who wowed Nigerians from the late 70s through the 80s in arguably one of Nigeria’s most successful TV series, Cock Crow At Dawn, with his role as ‘Bitrus’ the son of Bello, is being honoured for his consistency and staying power in the television world for almost four decades. “For us at O’jez, ‘Bitrus’ is a living legend in the Nigerian film and television world,” Chief Executive Officer, O’jez Entertainment Limited, organisers of the monthly award that has been on for more than 10 years now, Chief Joseph Odobeatu, said in a statement signed by his media company.
“When the awards committee, headed by Nollywood star Zach Orji, nominated him (Daba) as recipient for this month’s award, it was a unanimous decision that he gets it as he sure deserves this and more for his contributions to the industry,” Odobeatu said.
Asides the usual ratzmatazz, Daba will be soaked with high octane highlife music as performed by veteran Fatai Rolling Dollar backed by the versatile O’jez band. The Evergreen band will also take a shot in a night that promises to be packed with a lot of entertainment events as comedians MC Shakara, Elenu and the rave of the moment, Elder O, take turns to crack the audience up with funny jokes. Awilo the dancer as well as Zee Girl and Zee Boy will take turns on the stage with electrifying dance steps.