Nigerian legendary comic actor, Mr. Babatunde Omidina a.k.a. Baba Suwe, is dead.
Babasuwe died on Monday, according to a statement by one of the children of the legend.
“This is to announce the sudden death of my father, Mr Babatunde Omidina.
“Other details will follow shortly,” Adesola Omidina, one of the children of Babasuwe shared via Instagram.
Born on August 22, 1958 in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up, the popular comic actor hailed from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State.
He had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamia Primary School in Lagos and Children Boarding School, Osogbo before he proceeded to Adekanbi Commercial High School in Mile 12, Lagos state.
He obtained the West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
Babasuwe 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.
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.
Babasuwe died at the age of 63. The cause of his death was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report.