Today there was a rumor that Lamin Tamba is listed as playing “Daika” in Star Wars: Episode VIII. MakingStarWars.net researcher Kevan reached out and received a comment on Mr. Tamba’s involvement with Star Wars: Episode VIII:
So it appears the name seen on the casting site was simply some kind of placeholder or misattributed name. This information Jedi News posted is still pretty cool as he’s actually in the movie, just not the character we thought as of this morning.
A sincere thanks to Mr. Tamba for the clarification.