Popular film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has disclosed that late actor, Sadiq Daba was very ill while acting in ‘Citation’.
Recall that the veteran actor lost the long battle to prostate cancer and leukemia at the Lagos State university teaching hospital on Wednesday, March 3.
During an interview with Arise TV about the memories of the veteran actor, Afolayan revealed that Daba had an oxygen machine under the table during the filming of the movie.
“I think God gave him those last few years for him to reconnect with people and for people to reconnect with him. And so he can be documented properly. Before I found him, he wasn’t doing anything,”
“When we were prepping for the film, his name came to mind. I went online, looked for him, and saw an interview he did two years ago (2012). I reached out to the journalist who wrote the article and she gave me his number.
“After that, he featured in a few other films. God brought him back after we did ‘October 1’ but I can tell that, even when we were shooting ‘October 1’, he was a struggle. Uncle S is fragile. Sometimes he’d be sick and we had to wait.
“But when we were doing ‘Citation’, if you check our videos, he had his oxygen machine under the table. When I was casting him, a lot of people had reservations like, ‘Look, Uncle S is not fit, what if he’s not able to finish?’
“I said, ‘I can’t go wrong. If this is the last film he’d to do, I’ll do it.’ We brought him, when he is uncomfortable, I tell him let’s take time out. In all the clips where he’s dancing, I played the songs to put him in good mood.”