Nigerian-based American popular Radio host, Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster, is dead.
The Next Edition gathered that Foster died on Wednesday at a hospital in Lagos where he was receiving treatment.
Dan, popularly known as ‘The Big Dawg’ and ‘Top Dawg’ was a Nigerian-based American radio personality who during his lifetime had been a judge for ‘Idol’ series as well as the ‘Got Talent’ franchise.
There has been an outpouring of emotions on social media, as friends and colleagues of the deceased confirmed the news and paid tributes to him.
Popular Nigerian Comedian, Bovi, said in a tweet, “When I moved to Lagos in November 2003, Dan Foster was one of the reasons I didn’t run back home to Delta State. I tuned into Cool Fm one morning and Dan made me love radio. Rip Big Dawg! I’m sad you left. But I’m happy your mark remains forever!”
Toke Makinwa wrote, “Rest in Power Dan Foster.”
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. A year later, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the year. He also won the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality,’ among others.