Legendary Yoruba actor Babatunde Omidiran also known as Baba Suwe is dead.
The actor died November 22.
According to The Nation, his death was announced by one of his daughters, Adesola Omidiran via her Instagram page.
Adesola uploaded this on Instagram:
“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.
The veteran actor came to limelight for his comical roles in Yoruba “Nollywood” movies.
Baba Suwe Not Dead
In 2018, his health deteriorated to the extent that it got the attention of well meaning Nigerians including the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who donated funds for his medical treatment abroad.
Recall that on August 22, 2020, there was a rumour that made the rounds about Baba Suwe’s supposed death which the popular comedian debunked describing the development as sad and unnecessary.
“Anybody that wants me dead should be ahead of me and wait for me in heaven. It is very disturbing that people could wake up spreading false news about you, especially sensitive and wicked news at that. I am alive, I am well; I will be fine, I am not dead. I don’t think a dead man could be talking to you as I am right now,”
Baba Suwe was quoted to have said according to The Guardian report of August 22.