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Veteran comic actor, Baba Suwe, is dead

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Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina better known as Baba Suwe, has passed away.

The President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr Latin, broke the news of his death on Monday.

He however did not provide further details about his death.

Mr Latin told 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.”

Also confirming the news of Baba Suwe’s death, his son, Adesola Omidina wrote on Instagram; “This is to announce the sudden death of my father Mr Babatunde Omiidina. The legend and rare gem “ Babasuwe “ 11/22/21 Other details will follow shortly! May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad.”

Born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street on Lagos Island where he grew up but hails from Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Omidina 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 also featured in and produced several Nigerian movies such as Baba Jaiye Jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo.

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