Babatunde Omidina was a Nigerian actor and comedian popularly known as Baba Suwe.
He was confirmed dead by his son Adesola Omidina, on his official Instagram page @Omo_Omidina on Monday.
A Look At Few Things To Know About Late Veteran Actor Baba Suwe
Below are seven key things to remember about him;
Baba Suwe was born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up.
State of Origin:
For many who would have thought the veteran actor hailed from Oyo or Osun State due to his accent, Baba Suwe was a native of Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. He was born and grew up in Lagos Island.
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 state.
But obtained the West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
Baba Suwe began acting in 1971 but came into limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende. He was best known for the comic role he played and featured in scores of movies – including those produced by him – such as Iru Esin, Ebi Olokada, Baba Londoner, Obelomo, Elebolo, Larinloodu, and Baba Jaiye Jaiye, among many others.
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, and there was an order that Baba Suwe should be paid N25 million as compensation. He, however, lamented that he did not receive any payment years after the ruling.
The veteran actor died on November 22, 2021, after he was said to have battled an illness for a long period. He was 63 years old.
His death was confirmed by his son Adesola Omidina, on his official Instagram page @Omo_Omidina on Monday.
“This is to announce the sudden death of my father Mr. Babatunde Omidina. The legend and rare gem “ Babasuwe ° Other details will follow shortly! May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad,” Adesola said in the post.