Nigerians mourn American radio host Dan Foster

Posted by BBC | 4 weeks ago



Popular Nigeria-based American radio show host Dan Foster has died -prompting an outpouring of tributes to him on social media.

Popularly known as “Big Dawg”, Foster moved to Nigeria from the US in 2000 - and he has dominated the West African nation's morning FM airwaves since.

His wife Lovina told Nigeria’s Channels TV that he had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week.

He accrued numerous gongs over the years, including the Nigeria Media Merit Awards for best radio personality in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

He was also a judge on several reality TV shows.

His name is trending on Twitter in Nigeria, with some saying Nigeria has lost one of its greatest broadcasters:

Paulinus Onobhayedo @realPaulinus
 

The Nigerian Broadcasting industry of Nigeria has lost one of their greatest talk show and radio presenter; Dan Foster. It breaks my heart to hear about his passing. He passed Wednesday 17th June 2020. RIP Dan Foster.

 
Many said how much they loved his voice - some tweeting clips from his shows:
 
Adaaherself @Toria43893143
 

I so loved his voice
Legends live,legends die...

 
 DaddyM@therealdaddymo1
 

Source: BBC
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