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.”

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