Nigerians on Twitter are paying their last respects to Baba Suwe, the veteran Yoruba actor, who died on Monday.
Baba Suwe, whose real name is Babatunde Omidina, passed away after battling an illness.
The film star had started acting in 1971 but came into the limelight after he featured in a movie titled ‘Omolasan’.
He became very popular after ‘Iru Esin’, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997, and later starred in hundreds of films.
The actor’s troubles began after his arrest in 2011 and allegedly tortured on suspicion of ingesting cocaine.
A Lagos court had ordered that he be compensated with N25 million after no drugs were eventually found on him.
However, the veteran actor lamented years later that he did not receive such funds.
Taking to Twitter to mourn the late actor, Kate Henshaw, actress, wrote: “Sad news. A genius has left us.”
Atiku Abubakar, a former presidential candidate, added: “Thank you for bringing so much joy to our homes.”
See more tweets below:
Sad news. A genius has left us. Absolutely loved him. Rest in peace Baba Suwe.Advertisement
— F. SHAW (@FshawKingFisher) November 22, 2021
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 22, 2021Advertisement
Baba Suwe! Legend Forever! May Your soul rest in perfect peace. 🤍
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) November 22, 2021
RIP Babatunde Omidina!
Baba Suwe remains my best Yoruba comic actor of all time.
There was a time Yoruba movie producers must include his picture in film posters, in order to advertise their films.
Thanks for the sweet childhood memories of the 1990s. Regards to Moladun. 😢
— Dennis O. Adesanoye (@stdennis02) November 22, 2021
RIP Baba Suwe.
A thespian like no other.
— Motolani Alake (@OneMotolani) November 22, 2021
Veteran Nollywood actor Baba Suwe is dead.
Veteran Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has died on Monday at the age of 67.
Baba Suwe’s death was announced by one of his daughters, Adesola Omidina.
— PAPICHULO (@ZinoMulla) November 22, 2021
May the soul of Legendary Actor and Comedian Baba Suwe Rest in Peace🕊️.
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
— Toyyib Adewale Adelodun (@taadelodun) November 22, 2021
Baba Suwe —a man who provoked humour even when facing life's humbling experiences.
Although later exonerated of cocaine trafficking allegations, the scandal redefined his career negatively and turned his benefactors against him.
The controversial death of Moladun too.
Rest on! pic.twitter.com/k8H3Jq0yTI
— Alfred Olufemi (@iam_alfred1) November 22, 2021
Oh, death strikes again🥺.
Rip Baba Suwe, thank you for being part of our childhood and putting a smile on our faces effortlessly with your comical talent.
You’ll always be remembered ❤️.
This is one of his funniest scenes 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/CWk36Wn8Jy
— Àgbà Akin (@Kynsofficial) November 22, 2021
RIP Baba Suwe, we won’t forget the childhood memories 🙏🏽☹️
Legend 🕊 pic.twitter.com/A4omAUnGgt
— OTUNBA (@ManLikeIcey) November 22, 2021
Thanks for making childhood fun for us.
Rest In Peace Baba Suwe 💔 pic.twitter.com/PlVChFUbaN
— Ojóòla إبراهيم (@iam_future) November 22, 2021
Rest in Peace Baba Suwe.
I am excited we were able to celebrate you while you were alive. pic.twitter.com/iN45pQXkMw
— Officialarole (@OfficialArole) November 22, 2021
Baba Suwe was part of our childhood. Sad he passed on today at 67.
May his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/tSQNOtGQ9a
— Akíntúndé Babátúndé (@olorunwababs) November 22, 2021
Baba Suwe lost the battle to diabetes….may his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/P7BVinhTX5
— Omo Kiikan 💙💐 (@OmoKiikan) November 22, 2021
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