BREAKING: Popular radio host, Dan Foster, is dead

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Dan FosterBrief Details of Biography and Death of Dan Foster

There is a buzz around the Nigerian news climate that the popular Nigerian-American Radio host, Dan Foster, is dead. Details of his death are still scratchy but many media sources link his demise to Coronavirus.

Brief Biography

Daniel ‘Dan’ Foster – popularly known as The Big Dawg and Top Dawg – was a Nigerian-based American radio personality. Formerly an Idol series judge, he also held a similar position with the Got Talent franchise. Furthermore, he is an actor, known for Interface (1984)

Foster was born on March 3, 1957 as Daniel Patrick Foster. He was brought up with his three siblings in Washington, D.C. by their father. Their mother had died when he was ten – but he was partly raised in Baltimore by his grandmother.

As a teenager, Foster was rebellious and had runnings against the law. Several times he would recount, on air, to his audience, how he was toughened by his past. Time after time, punishments followed. However, he got sober after joining the US Marines. He attended Morgan State University where he studied Broadcasting and Drama. He went on to cut a name in the media world, especially in Idols.


The radio icon will be remembered as The Radio voice that all other radio voices listen to. A hardworking, firm but jovial broadcaster, Foster was open to all races, religions and ethnic nationalities. His shows were always top notch and drew great reviews and accolades.

Moreover, he is an inspiration to many. Havind spent years in the journalism and media profession, he understood the need for equity. Many listeners and viewers will recount mornings where his voice- sweet, interesting and motivating-made their day.

Goodbye, BIG DAWG. Your voice we will hear no more. Rest in God’s bosom. Dan Foster

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