Veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe is dead.
The news of his death was confirmed by the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr Latin.
It was gathered that the actor died today.
Mr Latin said, “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, and I don’t have much details about his death.”
Baba Suwe was born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street on Lagos Island, where he grew up but hailed from Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Omidina 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.
He started his acting career in 1971 and became famous for his role in a movie titled ‘Omolasan’. His late wife also starred with him in several films.
Reports indicate that he died due to complications of protracted diabetes. He will be greatly missed as a Legend in the comedy segment of Nigeria’s entertainment industry, putting smiles on people’s faces.
Omidina began acting in 1971 but came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled ‘Omolasan’, a film produced by Obalende.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.