Popular Nigerian broadcaster, Dan Foster reportedly dies of Covid-19

Popular Nigerian-American broadcaster,  has been reported dead.

The ex-Coolfm on-air personality and Radio Host, allegedly died of COVID-19 today Wednesday, June 17th.

Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster, who is popularly known as The Big Dawg was formerly a judge on the 2007 “Idols West Africa” and a judge on “Nigeria’s Got Talent” alongside Kate Henshaw and Yibo Koko.

Foster worked with numerous radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN, before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM, quickly becoming popular with Nigerian listeners.

Nigerians on Twitter have started reacting to news of his death… See below…

Frank Edoho@frankedoho

I just got off the phone, my friend Oscar confirmed that Dan Foster has passed on. This is a very very dark year. How can I overcome this unending melancholy. Rest in Peace, dear Friend. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

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JJ. Omojuwa


Dan Foster’s voice was a huge part of my growing up. His voice on Cool FM. His playfulness. His kindness. Long before I saw what he looked like, his voice communicated his personality in a way no picture needed to. This one is one loss too many. This is a really sad day.

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Do2dtun Energy gAD


Oh Dan Foster… you gave me the strength to do this and even more. This is really painful 😣💔

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Person Pikin 🇳🇬@TheBabaTee

Dan Foster made us fall in love with radio back then. From Cool FM to Inspiration FM to City FM to Classic FM.
2020 definitely has done it’s worst

RIP Big Dawg 🕯️

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If you grew up on Cool FM in the 2000s like I did, you knew the OG Dan Foster. This is such terrible news if true. Sigh

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Leo Dasilva@SirLeoBDasilva

No not Dan Foster 🙆🏾‍♂️

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Eniola Akinbo


Rest in peace Dan Foster !

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