Nollywood mourns as movie veteran Baba Suwe dies

The Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into mourning following the demise of one of its veteran comic acts; Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe.

Glamsquad Magazine reports that the prolific thespian gave up the ghost on Monday after a long battle with an illness.

Born on August 22, 1958, he was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.

Baba Suwe dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades, featured in several movies and bagged many awards.

“The legend is gone, he left today to be in a place of rest”, a source told DAILY POST.

The Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) will issue a statement soon.