Nollywood actor, Babatunde Omidina aka ” Baba Suwe” was earlier rumored to be dead but the news was debunked by his colleagues.
A Nigerian actor, Yomi Fabiyi confirmed that the actor is indeed alive and gearing up for his upcoming birthday.
According to him, Nigerians should simply celebrate the thespian instead of wishing death upon him.
“Baba Suwe is alive and well. Nigerians should take time out to celebrate his upcoming birthday,” Fabiyi said.
“This is just unfair and evil for someone to cook up such dirty, unjust and unverified news without bearing in mind the consequences.
It is criminal and unlawful. We have an organised and structured association and we are improving daily to be of standard and maximum service to all,” his note read in part.
Fabiyi noted that the public and media practitioners should only rely on information that is disseminated from their association when it comes to the welfare of members.
Here are interesting facts about the comic relief actor.
1. Babatunde Omidina popularly know as Baba Suwe was born in August 22, 1958.
He is a Nigerian actor and comedian whose birthday is two days away.
2. He began acting in 1971 but came into limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende.
He became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997.
He had featured and produced several Nigerian movies such as Baba Jaiye jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of the veteran actor Adebayo Salami.
3. In 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, an allegation that was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the lagos high court of law.
His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human right activist.
4. About a year ago, the actor was also rumoured to be dead while he was flown abroad for an undisclosed illness.
He later debunked the rumour after sharing a video of himself looking hail and hearty.
5. Baba Suwe is believed to be the Nigerian actor who paved way for other actors who try to blend their acting with a mixture of comedy.
He is also rated as the pioneer of Nollywood actor afterthe reign of Baba Sala, Aluwe and others.