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BREAKING: Popular Yoruba actor Baba Suwe is dead

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BREAKING: Popular Yoruba actor Baba Suwe is dead
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Popular Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omiidina, better known as Baba Suwe, is dead.

His son, Adesola Omiidina, in a terse statement, confirmed the death of the comic actor.

Adesola, however, did not give details of his death but it was learnt that the actor, who had been sick for some time now, died on Monday.

“This is to announce the sudden death of my father Mr Babatunde Omiidina.

“The legend and rare gem “Babasuwe” (died) 11/22/21. Other details will follow shortly! May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad,” Adesola announced on his Instagram page.

Born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street in Lagos Island, Baba Suwe hailed from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State.

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Omiidina 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,

He 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, 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 (NDLEA), an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by a Lagos High Court.

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