Nigerian-based foremost American radio presenter, Dan Foster is dead.
Foster was brought up with his three siblings in Washington, D.C. by their father – their mother had died when he was ten – but partly raised in Baltimore by his grandmother. As a teenager, Foster was rebellious, but soon joined the Marines and attended Morgan State University where he studied Broadcasting and Drama.
Foster has a son, Joshua, from his previous marriage. Now married to a Nigerian, Lovina, the couple are parents of daughter Daniella and son Somtochukwu.
Foster 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, although he was constantly criticised for his constant use of the word “Ikebe” (Nigerian pidgin for derrière). A year later, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the year.
He also won the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’.