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Babatunde Omidina

Baba Suwe
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Updated: Nov 24, 2021

Birth Name: Babatunde Omidina

Stage Name: Baba Suwe

Birth Date: August 22, 1958  

Genres: Comedy

Occupation(s): Actor, comedian

Years Active: 1972-2021

Net Worth: Unknown

 

Personal life

Babatunde Omidina is a Nollywood comic actor famous for usually playing the role of a befuddled butler or security guard.

He was born on August 22, 1958, in Lagos Island where he grew up. He originally hails from the Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.

The actor was in April 2019 flown to the United States of America, where he went for treatment after falling ill to diabetes with the support of Rev Esther Ajayi, who supported the overseas medical treatment with a sum of N10million.

In 2020, it was rumoured that the actor died of his failing health. However, he debunked the rumour and tagged it uncalled for.

Education

Omidina had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamia Primary School in Lagos and Children Boarding School, Osogbo before he proceeded to Adekanbi Commercial High School in Mile 12, Lagos state but obtained the West African School Certificate from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.

Career

Omidina began acting in 1971 but came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende. He became more popular after he starred in Olaiya Igwe's 1997 movie 'Iru Esin. 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. 

Trivia

His first wife, Omoladun Omidina, who was also an actress died in 2009. The doctor's report was said to have indicated that she died of high blood pressure, an illness she was said to have been battling with for some time but had succeeded in keeping under wraps with medication.

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 rights activist.

Movies

Ba o ku

Oju Oloju

Baba Londoner

Ko tan si be

Aso Ibora

Obelomo

Elebolo

Death

Baba Suwe died on Monday, November 22, 2021 after a prolonged sickness.

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