BREAKING: Legendary Yoruba Nollywood Comic Actor, Baba Suwe Is Dead

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Baba Suwe
BREAKING: Legendary Yoruba Nollywood Comic Actor, Baba Suwe Is Dead

Popular Nollywood actor, Babatunde Omidina is otherwise known as Baba Suwe, has on Monday, November 22, 2021, been pronounced dead.

As of the time of filing this report, the cause of his demise could not be ascertained.

Making disclosure that Baba Suwe had passed away, Bolaji Amusan who’s also known as Mr Latin, the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), said the deceased’s son was the one that broke the sad news to him.

“It has been confirmed that Baba Suwe is dead. I just got off the phone with his son who confirmed that the actor is dead. I don’t have much details about his death,” Punch quoted Mr Latin as saying.

All You Need To Know About Baba Suwe

He was born on August 22, 1958 in Inabele Street, Lagos Island, and grew up there, but came from the Ikorodu Local Government area in Lagos State in southwestern Nigeria. Omidina received his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial Elementary School in Lagos and Children’s Boarding School in Osogbo, then went to Adekanbi Commercial High School, 12 miles from Lagos State, but received a West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun. Nigeria The southwestern state.

Omidina began acting in 1971, but after he starred in a film called “Omolasan” produced by Obalende, he gained attention. He became more popular after starring in Iru Esin produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997.

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He has starred in and produced several Nigerian films, such as Baba Jaiye jaiye, a film featuring Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of veteran actor Adebayo Salami.

In 2011, he was accused of trafficking in cocaine by the national drug law enforcement agency, a charge described by the Lagos High Court as false and defamatory. His lawyer was the late Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist Bamidele Aturu.