Things you should know about Dan Foster
Dan Foster, an ace Nigerian-American OAP has died of complications from Covid-19 in the early hours of Wednesday, 17th of June, 2020.
Below are 7 things you should know about the late Dan Foster, reports:
Ace OAP, Dan Foster dies of complications from Covid-19
- Birth and Background: Foster was born in Washington, D.C., United States, and raised alongside three of his siblings by their father. He was sparsely raised by his grandmother who lived in Baltimore, having lost his mother at the age of 10.
- Alias: Popularly called ‘Top dawg’ and ‘The big dawg’. Also known for his often use of the word ‘ikebe’ (bottox).
- Education and career start-off: The cheesy radio personality studied Broadcasting and Drama at Morgan State University, Baltimore and buffed his career working with a number of top radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN before relocating to Nigeria in the year 2000 to join Cool FM. He almost instantly became renowned in his craft.
- Work experience: In Nigeria, Dan Foster kicked off with Cool FM in year 2000. He left in 2009 for Inspiration FM, from where he also joined the City FM in 2014. He further moved on to join Classic FM 97.3 in May, 2016, until his death. The Ace OAP was a judge on Idols West Africa series alongside Abrewa Nana and Dede Mabiaku. Also, he anchored, created and directed the Cool Fm Praise Jam Concerts that began in 2004. Foster once featured in a Nollywood movie ‘Face of a Liar’ in 2001.
- Achievements: Owning to his incredible presenting skills, unique- captivating voice and playful manner of delivery, Foster soon bagged a ton of awards and recognition such as ‘The Best Radio Presenter of the year’ in the space of his one year career experience in Nigeria. In 2003, 2004, and 2005 concurrently, he won the Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’ among countless others.
- Marriage: He was married to a Nigerian, Lovina Foster, nee Okpara, with whom he had two daughters, Kayla and Daniella and a son, Somtochukwu. He also had another son, from his previous marriage, totaling four children.
Dan Foster with his wife and third child
- Death: Foster died in Nigeria, at the age of 60, of complications from Covid-19 on 17th June, 2020.