Nigeria: Entertainers, celebrities morn ace broadcaster, Dan Foster
The entertainment world and broadcasters in Nigeria have continued to mourn the sudden demise of Daniel Foster, Nigerian-based American radio personality, formerly a judge of “Nigerian Idol” and “Nigeria Got Talent” TV series.
Broadcaster and media consultant, Frank Edoho, on his twitter handle said: “I just got off the phone, my friend Oscar confirmed that Dan Foster has passed on. This is a very dark year. How can I overcome this unending melancholy. Rest In Peace”
Entertainment icon, Senator Ben Bruce said” The death of Dan Foster saddens me. He was an excellent friend of mine and a veteran radio hast bar none. May his soul rest in peace”
A radio presenter, Do2dtun Energy, @iamDo2dtun, said Foster gave him the strength for his job.“This is really painful,” he tweeted.
Comedian, Bovi, said, “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 in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM, quickly becoming popular with listeners.
Foster changed the face of radio broadcasting in Nigeria. He also won the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’.
He was also the creator and director of the Cool Fm Praise Jam concerts that have taken place since 2004, with a total of over 22, 000 in attendance.
In September 2009, Foster left Cool FM for a new radio station Inspiration FM but left in 2014 to join City FM.
In May 2016, Dan Foster left City FM 105.1 to join Classic FM 97.3 radio station where he was till he died.
He is married to a Nigerian, Lovina. They have 3 children.