Veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina popularly known and referred to as Baba Suwe is dead.
The exclusive 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.
In an exclusive interview with 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”.
Confirming the news, Baba Suwe’s son, Adesola Morenikeji Omidina took to his Instagram page to announce the sad news a few minutes ago.
Baba Suwe 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 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.
Babatunde Omidina 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.