Video: How Baba Suwe Died

Veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe is dead. 

He died today after a protracted battle with illness at age 67. 

One of his children, Adesola Omidina first broke the news on Instagram. 

Actor Jide Kosoko also confirmed it to our Correspondent. He said “he has gone to rest. The pains were too much.”

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 the 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.

Baba Suwe began acting in 1971 but came into 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.

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 right activist.

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