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Seven Things To Know About Nigerian Actor Baba Suwe

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Here are seven key things to remember about popular Nollywood comedian, Babatunde Omidina, fondly called Baba Suwe who died on Monday, Channels tv reported.

Birth:

Baba Suwe was born on August 22, 1958.

State of Origin:

For many who would have thought the veteran actor hailed from Oyo or Osun State due to his accent, Baba Suwe was a native of Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State.

He was born and grew up in Lagos Island.

Education:

Omidina had his primary and secondary education in Lagos and Osun States, in the south-western part of the country.

Career:

Baba Suwe was best known for the comic role he played and featured in scores of movies – including those produced by him – such as Iru Esin, Ebi Olokada, Baba Londoner, Obelomo, Elebolo, Larinloodu, and Baba Jaiye Jaiye, among many others.

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Years Active:

Omidina began acting in 1971. He, however, came into limelight after he featured in a Yoruba movie titled ‘Omolasan’ which was produced by Obalende.

Accusation:

Omidina was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 2011.

The allegation was later described as false and defamatory by a court in Lagos which ordered that Baba Suwe should be paid N25 million as compensation. He, however, lamented that he did not receive any payment years after the ruling.

Death:

The veteran actor died on November 22, 2021, after he was said to have battled an illness for a long period. He was 63 years old.

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