Veteran thespian and Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina Alias Baba Suwe is dead.
This sad news of his death was confirmed by the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Mr Bolaji Amusan.
It was gathered that the actor died today the 22nd day of November, 2021 as confirmed to Mr Bolaji by the Late Baba Suwe’s son.
Baba Suwe who was born on August 22nd, 1958 in Lagos Island where he also grew up but hails 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. He obtained the West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
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 Olaiya Igwe in 1997. He had also featured in and produced several Nigerian movies such as Baba Jaiye Jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo.
Recall that in 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the Lagos State High Court. His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist.
May the Lord rest his soul.
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