Nigerian Veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, well known as Baba Suwe, dies at 63. The prolific Nigerian actor gave up the ghost on Monday November 22, after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
His son, Adesola Omidina confirmed the sad news in a short statement he issued via his Instagram page.
This is to announce the sudden death of my father Mr. Babatunde Omidina. The legend and rare gem “ Babasuwe “ 11/22/21
Other details will follow shortly!
May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad.
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 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