Babatunde Omidina, a Nollywood actor best known by his stage name Baba Suwe, has passed away.
The cause of Omidina’s death is now unknown, but a source informed reporters that the actor, who had been in and out of the hospital for the last many years, died on Monday.
On August 22, 1958, he was born on Inabere Street on Lagos Island, where he grew up, although he is originally from the Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, which is located in southern Nigeria.
In Lagos, he received his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial Primary School and Children Boarding School, Osogbo before transferring to Adekanbi Commercial High School in Mile 12, Lagos state, where he earned his West African School Certificate. In Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, he received his secondary education at Ifeoluwa Grammar School, where he earned his West African School Certificate.
Omidina started acting in 1971, but it wasn’t until he appeared in the film Omolasan, which was produced by Obalende that he gained widespread attention.
In 1997, he appeared in the film Iru Esin, which was directed by Olaiya Igwe and became more well-known.
Many Nigerian films, including Baba Jaiye Jaiye, in which Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of renowned actor Adebayo Salami, were featured and produced by him, including Baba Jaiye Jaiye, in which he also starred.
he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in 2011, an accusation that was found to be false and defamatory by the Lagos High Court of Law in a recent judgement.