In search for greener pastures, Nigerian renowned radio presenter, Dan Foster quits his job at City FM to join Classic FM.
Classic FM will be the 4th radio station that the radio presenter is working with in the last 16 years. Dan Foster’s sojourn in the Nigerian broadcast industry started in 2000 when he first relocated to Nigeria.
He joined Cool FM and was there for nine years. He ported to Inspiration FM in 2009 and reportedly became the highest paid OAP, receiving a salary of N1.6m per month.
In June 2014, he left Inspiration FM to join City FM 105.1. He has moved again to another station. Dan Foster now co-hosts the Classic Morning Show from 6am – 11am every week day.
Also known as Daniel the Big Dawg and Top Dawg, Dan Foster was a judge on the first ever West African Idol in 2007, alongside Dede Mabiaku and Ghanaian Abrewa Nana. Dan was born and raised in Washington and later moved to his grandparents’ at Baltimore after the death of his mother. He studied Broadcating and Drama at Morgan State University, after spending a few years at the Marines.
In the U.S, Foster worked with numerous radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 and Virgin Island-based WTBN.
In 2001, one year in Nigeria, Dan 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’.
He was also the creator and director of the Cool Fm Praise Jam concerts that first held in 2004 with over 22,000 people in attendance.
Dan Foster is married to a Nigerian woman and they have two children together. However, the on air personality has a son from a previous marriage.