Babatunde Omidina

Babatunde Omidina (born August 22, 1958) is a Nigerian actor and comedian popularly known as Baba Suwe.[1][2]

Babatunde Omidina
Born (1958-08-22) 22 August 1958 (age 62)
NationalityNigerian
Other namesBaba Suwe
CitizenshipNigerian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1972- Present

Early lifeEdit

He was born on August 22 , 1958 in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but hails from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.[3] He had his primary education at Jamaitul Islamial 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.[4]

CareerEdit

He began acting in 1971 but came into limelight after he featured in a movie titled, Omolasan, a film produced by Obalende.[5] He became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8][9] His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human right activist.[10][11]

FilmographyEdit

  • Ba o ku
  • Oju Oloju
  • Baba Londoner
  • Ko tan si be
  • Aso Ibora
  • Obelomo
  • elebolo""
  • Larinloodu

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "More Troubles for Popular Actor, Baba Suwe, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "BBC News - Nigeria comic Baba Suwe compensated for drugs arrest". BBC News. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Life After Omoladun: Baba Suwe finds love again; to remarry soon". Vanguard News. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ "My Ordeal With Ndlea Tarnished My Image – Baba Suwe". nigeriatell.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.nigeriafilms.com/artists_profile_details.asp?user_id=1446/
  6. ^ Olawale Adegbuyi. "MOVIE VETERANS: NIGERIAN FILM ICONS ON PARADE – Part 2". The Movietainment Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. ^ Olapeju Koya. "PJNaijaExpress". pjnaijaexpress.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Nollywood star Baba Suwe beats drug rap after prison toilet watch". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  9. ^ Leadership Newspaper (21 March 2014). "Cocaine Scandal Ruined My Career – Baba Suwe". Nigerian News from Leadership News. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Popular Nigerian Comedian Baba Suwe Granted Bail In Alleged Drug Trafficking Case". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  11. ^ Editor. "Baba Suwe's lawyer, Bamidele Aturu dies at 49 - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)