Dan Foster Death: Nigerians Pay Tribute To Ace OAP
Many celebrities and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to late ace OAP, Dan Foster popularly known as the ‘Big Dawg’.
Foster worked with numerous American radio stations among which includes Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 and Virgin Island-based WTBN before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he quickly became popular.
He worked with Cool F.M before going on to Inspiration F.M. He also joined City F.M in 2014 and last worked with Classic F.M.
“The death of Dan Foster saddens me. He was an excellent friend of mine and a veteran radio host bar none. May his soul rest in peace,” wrote Ben Murray-Bruce.
“Man, rest in peace, Dan. From growing up listening to you to being your co-host on a morning show for a while. Thank you Dan, for teaching, mentoring, inspiring and guiding me. For always fighting for me when you could. The Big Dog forever,” Kemi Smallz wrote.
The former host of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ Frank Edoho wrote: “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.”
Others also described how impactful Foster’s artistry was on their lives.
“Dan Foster’s voice was a huge part of my growing up. His voice on Cool FM. His playfulness. His kindness.
Long before I saw what he looked like, his voice communicated his personality in a way no picture needed to. This one is one loss too many. This is a really sad day.” @Omojuwa wrote.
Fellow OAP, Dotun wrote that Dan Foster was an inspiration to him and granted him the strength to push on and become who he is today.
He wrote on Twitter:
“Oh Dan Foster… you gave me the strength to do this and even more. This is really painful.””
Denrele Edun tweeted, “Crazy Afro Kid” was d pet name Dan Foster bestowd on me. He always embracd me in a bone crushin hug & never failed to remind me of my uniqueness. Frm Cool FM to Inspiration FM, City FM to Classic FM, none can ever fill hz shoes! Dan Foster wz a GEM! Rest In Peace The Big Dawg”
Comedian Bovi tweeted; “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 !”
“No not Dan Foster. Listening to you those days on inspiration fm with Chazb and Wanawana was bliss. Rest in peace Sir. Heaven has gained a new angel,” Ifeanyi wrote.