Veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been buried today.
The actor died in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Monday.
The news of his death drew reactions from prominent Nigerians including the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo who said, “Baba Suwe’s death had left a vacuum that would take some time to be filled in the entertainment industry. I pray that God will grant the late Babatunde Omidina eternal rest and grant the family, colleagues, and associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Reacting, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila implored the children and family of the deceased to find solace in how he used his God-given talent to influence the lives of others positively.
Omidina’s popularity began after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997. Other movies he starred in include Arewa Okunrin, Owo laso oge, Obáj’obalo, Àkóbí gómìnà, Ojabo Kofo, Teni Teni, etc.
The actor was in 2011 accused by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of trafficking cocaine. This was later ruled as false and defamatory by a Lagos High Court.
See photos from his burial. Credit: Bimpe Olajiga
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