Dan Foster, the legendary On-Air Personality, has reportedly died from coronavirus complications.
Popularly known as The Big Dawg, Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster was credited with changing the face of radio as an OAP at Cool Fm, one of the popular radio stations in Lagos. He was also a DJ, and radio producer.
His jovial, playful, and smooth presentation style endeared him to the listener across Lagos, Nigeria, and beyond.
Despite being American born, The Big Dawg who arrived in the country in 2000 was a proper Nigerian as he did not shy away from Nigerian food, attires, and even the languages. He was always attempting to speak one of the popular Nigerian languages on air. He even married a Nigerian!
Dan Foster was radio himself. He started with Cool Fm where he made listening to the radio more exciting, engaging, and entertaining. There was never a dull moment listening to him.
He also worked with Inspiration Fm and City FM. Until his death, he was with Classic FM.
According to Wikipedia, Foster has a son, Joshua, from his previous marriage. He leaves behind his wif, Lovina and two children-daughter Daniella and son Somtochukwu.
RIP The Big Dawg.
Nigerians on Twitter have been reacting to the shocking death of Dan Foster:
In his prime, I am sure even the second best morning OAP listened to Dan Foster during their own show.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 17, 2020
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 !
— bovi (@officialBovi) June 17, 2020
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. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
— Frank Edoho (@frankedoho) June 17, 2020
Oh Dan Foster… you gave me the strength to do this and even more. This is really painful 😣💔
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) June 17, 2020
Rest in Power Dan Foster 💔
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) June 17, 2020
I've been short of words since I heard of the death of Dan Foster.
His time at Cool FM was revolutionary. I enjoyed his time at Inspiration FM, especially his handling of Sharing Life Issues when Chaz B was away.
Valar Morghulis Big Dawg. pic.twitter.com/mocAbqT1Zx
— Chief Aláṣelà (@AjalaYemi) June 17, 2020
Condolences to his family very shocking depressing times we are in. ☹️we pray for strength for his family and loved ones at this time . RIP Dan Foster. https://t.co/jeuMy58R3C
— Femi Anikulapo-Kuti (@Femiakuti) June 17, 2020
The Big Dog Dan Foster will never be forgotten in the history of broadcasting here in Nigeria. RIP. https://t.co/GAMPH6x4Ih
— AY COMEDIAN (@AYCOMEDIAN) June 17, 2020
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