Babatunde Omidina was a renowned Nigerian actor and comedian popularly referred to as Baba Suwe. He made great influence in the Nigeria film industry which has seen him mentored youngsters who are now household names in the movie industry.
Babatunde Omidina (Baba Suwe) Biography
He was born In abere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but he originates from Ikorodu government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. He had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial grade school in Lagos and kids private school , Osogbo before he proceeded to Adekanbi Commercial highschool in Mile 12, Lagos state but secured the West African School Certificate (WASCE) from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, Osun State,southwestern Nigeria.
He began acting in 1971 but came into limelight after he featured during a movie titled, Omolasan, a movie produced by Obalende. He became really famous when he starred in Iru Esin, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997. He had featured and produced several Nigerian movies like Baba Jaiye jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of the veteran actor Adebayo Salami.
In 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug enforcement Agency, an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the Lagos supreme court of law. His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and right activist.
Babatunde Omidina’s Movies
The Veteran actor have featured in over 200 Yoruba movies which have been listed below;
Ba o ku, Oju Oloju, Baba Londoner, Ko tan si be, Aso Ibora, Obelomo, elebolo, Larinloodu and many more
Baba Suwe’s Death
Popular Yoruba artiste, Bolaji Amusan, otherwise referred to as Latin, has announced the death of his colleague, Baba Suwe. He said he got the confirmation after speaking with Baba Suwe’s son over the phone. News about the cause of his death is still sketchy but news reaching us have it that he must’ve died from complications as a result of his diabetes though not confirmed yet.
Rumours has that Baba Suwe have been trending on social media of the purported death of Barumoursba Suwe, whose real name is Babatunde Omidina.
Latin said during a video he posted on Instagram that the report that he is truly dead.
The letter below was before his death. That is, during his death rumors.
“Baba Suwe is presently in America for treatment. he’s hale, alive and healthy. I many thanks all for your concern,” he said.
Omidina has flown out of the country a couple of weeks ago over an undisclosed illness.
In an interview with The Newspaper company punch in 2018, he had said, “I am diabetic. As a results of that, my blood glucose level usually fluctuates but things are normal now. There was a time once I couldn’t even talk. Very soon though, everybody will see me during a nother dimension in a movie.”
Unfortunately, he has given up the ghost. May his soul rest in peace.
Babatunde Omidina Family and Son
Adesola Omidina, the son of now late Yoruba actor, Baba Suwe (Babatunde Omidina) has written an appreciation letter to Nigerians to thank them for coming to his father’s aid.
In his appreciation post, he wrote:
It gives me great pleasure to precise the gratitude of our family to each Nigerian/Baba Suwe’s fans, Non-Nigerians home and abroad. Beginning with my mother, His Excellency who’s the vice chairman Yemi Osinbajo (Ori idobale ni mo wa sir), TAMPAN President & Members, Movie Marketers, Late Barrister Aturu & his wife, Mr. & Mrs Segun Rasco, Mr. & Mrs. Whesu (Awokoya) Pittsburgh, Mr. Kola Olotu, Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, Jamaica Hospital New york city, Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) staff, Nollywood Colleagues, Media Houses, Journalists, bloggers, Human Rights NGOs, clergymen then on. Kindly pardon me if any omission.
On behalf of Omidina family, i prefer to deeply thank everyone for your countless support, financially, morally and otherwise. The love shown to my father Babatunde Omidina (a.k.a Baba Suwe) is so enormous and extra-ordinary especially within the last 6days. The contributions and people still contributing to my father’s road to recovery are unimaginable and unthinkable. this is often simply Pure Love.
I can see the favor and beauty of God in my dad’s life. it’s our prayers that in few months time, together with your continued prayers and support, he will return fit, healthy again and back to the screen. He sends his deepest appreciation and can in fact do personally later.
The family will always remember this unique love, care and acceptance. God bless all the hands that giveth, they SHALL NOT LACK. Our family wish everyone the simplest of sound health and prosperity. With sincere humility and gratitude.
The above was the letter he sent when there were rumour regarding his death.
Babatunde Omidina Age, Birthday & Year
Babatunde Omidina was born the 22nd of August , 1958 and passed on at the age of 63 exactly on the 22nd November, 2021. He will be deeply missed by friends, family and collegues.
Babatunde Omidina’s Net Worth (2022) – $ 500,000
The veteran actor was one of the most influential in Nigeria with an estimated Net-worth of about $ 500,000 dollars and with number of exceptional eye catching movies that have gotten large sales, not excluding several endorsement deals and businesses as well.
Baba Suwe is one of the few Nigerian actresses that have left his foot print already in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential she has been in recent years. Having said all of these, Babatunde Omidina’s personal life, career and so many other achievements in the past has made him so famous that he his widely known both in Nigeria and Africa.
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