22nd November, 2021
Baba Suwe, a veteran Yoruba actor with the real name Babatunde Omidina, has passed away at age 63.
Adesola Omidina, one of the daughters of the actor, broke the news.
However, the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan a.k.a Mr. Latin also confirmed the development.
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.”
Baba Suwe 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.
In 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the Lagos high court of law.
His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist.