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Popular veteran comic actor Baba Suwe is dead

Nigerian veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe has been announced dead.

The news of his death was reportedly 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, according to the PUNCH newspaper.

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. I don’t have many details about his death.”

Omidina 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.

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, South-West Region of Nigeria.

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

Babasuwe became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by 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.

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