Radio personality, Dan Foster, is dead

Dan Foster

Nigeria-based American radio personality, Dan Foster, has died.

A source at Classic FM, Lagos, where Foster worked until recently, confirmed his death to on Wednesday.

Foster had until his death worked with Cool FM, Inspiration FM, City FM and Classic FM.

Also known as The Big Dawg, the ace broadcaster is suspected to have died of coronavirus.

A popular broadcaster, Frank Edoho of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, tweeted in confirmation: β€œI 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.”

Foster worked with numerous radio stations in America and Virgin Island before moving to Nigeria in 2000.

He won several awards including 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’.

Foster was a judge on β€˜Nigeria’s Got Talent’ alongside Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, and comedian, Yibo Koko.

The radio personality was also a former judge of β€˜Idols West Africa’ series. He held a similar position with the β€˜Got Talent’ franchise.

Foster is survived by a wife and three children – Joshua – whom he had from his previous marriage and Daniella and Somtochukwu, whom he had with wife, Lovina.