Reports making the rounds online indicate that renowned radio host and former judge on a number of talent shows including Idols West Africa and Nigeria’s Got Talent, Dan Foster, has passed on. He died on the 17th of June, 2020. News of his demise appears to have come as a rude shock to friends and acquaintances though he had been ill. A number of Nigerian celebrities took to their social media handles to express their pain and shock.
The Nigerian-American who till his return to Nigeria lived in the United States of America brought his vibrant personality and charming appeal to the airwaves in Nigeria. He was with Cool FM from the year 2000 to 2009 before moving on to Inspiration FM and subsequently City FM. At the time of his demise, he was with Classic FM, 97.3.
Prior to his award-winning career in Nigeria, Foster had worked with various radio stations in the US including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 and WBTN in the Virgin Islands. Foster not only warmed his way into Nigerian hearts with his sonorous voice, he also won the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Merit Awards for “Best Radio Personality” amongst many other awards. Foster who was born and raised in America, joined the Marines but had a background in Broadcasting and Drama at Morgan State University (source:Wikipedia).
He is survived by a wife and 4 children.