Just in: Ace Yoruba Comedian, Baba Suwe is dead - FIRST AWARENESS


Monday, November 22, 2021

Just in: Ace Yoruba Comedian, Baba Suwe is dead

.      Baba Suwe

Popular Yoruba comedian, Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe is dead.

His son, Adesola Morenikeji  Omidina confirmed his demise.

Also, the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan also known as Baba Latin had equally confirmed it, stating that he had spoken with Baba Suwe’s son.

Adesola made the announcement of his father’s death on his Instagram page.

The Yoruba comic born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but hailed from Ikorodu Local Government area of Lagos State.

He had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial Primary School in Lagos and Children Boarding School, Osogbo before he proceeded to Adekanbi Commercial High School in Mile 12, Lagos state but obtained the West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.

Omidina began acting in 1971 but came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende.

He became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by Ebun Oloyede aka Olaiya Igwe in 1997.

He had featured and produced several Nigerian movies such as Baba Jaiye jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of the veteran actor Adebayo Salami.

In 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the Lagos high court of law.

His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist.

Baba Suwe lost his comedienne wife, Omoladun Kenkelewu some years ago. He has been battling an ailment in recent times, and one of those philanthropists who gave him financial support was Esther Ajayi. He was flown to US for medical attention.


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