Veteran Nollywood actor and Yoruba comedy star Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe is dead. The announcement of his death was made known to the general public by his son, Adesola Morenikeji Omidina, about a few minutes ago on his Instagram page.
Also confirming the death of the Nollywod comedy actor Baba Suwe was president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr. Latin in an exclusive interview with The Punch, “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 much details about his death.”
Baba Suwe started his acting career in 1971, and he rose to prominence after appearing in Obalende’s film Omolasan, along with Olaiya Igwe‘s 1997 film Iru Esin. He starred in and produced a number of Nigerian films, including Baba Jaiye Jaiye, a film starring Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of famous actor Adebayo Salami.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) charged him with cocaine trafficking in 2011, but the Lagos State High Court ruled that the accusation was false and defamatory. Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights campaigner, was his lawyer.