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[1958 – 2021] Life&Times: Some unforgetable movies starring legendary comic actor, Baba Suwe

Famous for his several hilarious roles, listed in this report are some unforgetable films that stand as pointers to why late veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe is regarded as one of the best comic actors in Nollywood.

Baba Suwe has acted in over 300 movies in his almost 30 years career as an actor.

The comic actor has also featured in movies that include ‘Her Excellency,’ ‘Iseju Marun,’ ‘Eja Osan,’ ‘Lepa Shandy,’ ‘Pink Ladies,’ ‘Asiri Gomina,’ and ‘Surutu.’

In ‘Larinloodu,’ Baba Suwe plays the role of a troublesome landlord with many tenants in a house believed to be owned by him. The house was later discovered to be owned by his younger brother, who resides in London.

‘Baba Londoner’

‘Baba Londoner’ features Baba Suwe playing the role of a London returnee that decided to flaunt his wealth in Lagos. He teamed up with his friend, Opebe, to frolic with women and spend lavishly till he regretted his actions.

Life and Times

1. Baba Suwe was born in on August 22, 1958.

2. He grew up in Lagos Island but hails from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State

3. He had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial Primary School in Lagos and Children Boarding School, Osogbo

4. His secondary education was at 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.

5. Baba Suwe began acting in 1971 but came into limelight after he featured in a movie titled Omolasan, l produced by Obalende.

6. He became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997

7. He had featured and produced several movies such as Baba Jaiye jaiye, a movie that featured Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo, the son of the veteran actor Adebayo Salami.

8. In 2011, he was accused of cocaine trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), an allegation described as false and defamatory by the ruling of the Lagos High Court. His counsel was the late Bamidele Aturu, a lawyer and human right activist.

9. He was rumoured to have died in August 2020 but was later debunked by his family members.

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