Veteran Nigerian Comic Actor, Baba Suwe is dead

The renowned Nigerian Comic Actor, Babatunde Omidina popularly called Baba Suwe  has been reported dead on Monday at 63, but details of the death as at the time of filing this report was yet to be made public.

Penpushing reports that, President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan known as Mr Latin confirmed the incident, explaining that the deceased son, Sola called him from United States of America (USA) to break the news.

“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. The son, Sola called from America to inform me, I don’t have much details about his death”, Amusan said

Penpushing further reports that, the late vibrant actor was born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but hails from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State.

The deceased 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,Osun State Capital.

Penpushing also reports that, Baba Suwe began his  acting in 1971, and  came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende, and became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997.

The late veteran Yoruba movie actor  had featured and produced several Nigerian movies such as Baba Jaiye Jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo.

Penpushing reports that, he was in 2011 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.

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