Lagos radio presenter Dan Foster is Dead


Dan Foster aka Big Dawg, a popular broadcaster, and host of The Morning Show on Classic FM, Lagos, is dead.

Foster who was best known for his morning show died on Wednesday at a Lagos medical facility, where he was receiving treatment for an illness.

He worked with numerous radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM, quickly becoming popular with Nigerian listeners.

A year later, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the year. He also won 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’.

In 2004 and 2005, he was named “Media Person of the year” by the City People Awards. 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 people in attendance.

In September 2009, Foster left Cool FM for Inspiration FM but left in 2014 to join City FM.

In May 2016, he left City FM 105.1 for Classic FM 97.3 radio station where he worked before he passed on.