Baba Suwe’s daughter, Morenikeji, confirms father’s death

Nollywood legend, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as “Babasuwe“, has been confirmed dead by his daughter, Adesola I. Morenikeji Omidina, on Monday.

Announcing the death of the ace Yoruba actor, Morenikeji, in her first post said; “Love you forever father”.

In a follow-up post, she said; “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”.

Also confirming the actor’s death, the President of the Theatre and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Mr Bolani Amusan popularly known as Mr Latin said; “I have no information right now on how and where he died. All I can tell you is that he is dead”.

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Who is Baba Suwe?

Babatunde Omidina (Baba Suwe) was 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.

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 featured and produced several Nigerian movies such as Baba Jaiye Jaiye.

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