Veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is dead.
President of Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr Latin, broke the news of Baba Suwe’a death on his instagram page.
“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,” Mr Latin wrote.
Also, one of Baba Suwe’s sons, Adesola Omidina, confirmed the death of the actor in a short statement.
He said: “This is to announce the sudden death of my father, Babatunde Omidina, the legend and rare gem, Baba Suwe on November 22, 2021. Details and other arrangements will be announced shortly.”
The 63-year-old actor became popular for his comical roles in Yoruba Nollywood movies .
He suffered poor health in 2018, making several Nigerians including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to donate funds for his medical treatment abroad.