Veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina fondly referred to as Baba Suwe is dead.
The prolific actor gave up the ghost on Monday after a long battle with an illness.
He was aged 63
The news of his death was confirmed by the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr Latin.
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.”
Omidina had been seriously down with ailments before his eventual death.
Born on August 22, 1958, in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but hails from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State.
Omidina had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial Primary School in Lagos and Children Boarding School, Osogbo before he proceeded to Adekanbi Commercial High School in Mile 12, Lagos state but obtained the West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
He began acting in 1971 but came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende.
Baba Suwe 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.
He was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.