Popular comedy actor Baba Suwe, real name Babatunde Omidina has died.
The actor passed away on Monday November 22, after battling a sickness that left him crippled.
News of his death was confirmed by the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr Latin.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, Mr Latin said, “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.”
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In 2011, Baba Suwe got arrested by the NDLEA on claims that he was in possession of substances suspected to be cocaine.
In an interview also with PUNCH in June 2021, Baba Suwe said the encounter left him crippled.
“I have not forgotten about my issue with the NDLEA and I will never forget. Bearing the pains and suffering from that encounter. I am still affected by the inflictions they meted on me at that time.
As I speak with you, I cannot walk with both my legs. Just to visit the toilet in my room, I have to be carried there. Even using the toilet is a problem as well,” he said at the time.
Baba Suwe was born in 1958 and began acting in 1971. He shot into the limelight after he was featured in a movie titled “Omolasan”.
He became more popular after he featured in “Iru Esin”, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997, and thereafter starred in many other films.
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