The demise of veteran Nigerian comedian and actor hit Nigeria’s entertainment industry yesterday November 22nd, 2021.
Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe was a big star in Yoruba movie scene as far back as the 90s. He is known for providing comic relief in movies through rib-cracking actions.
He was one of the funniest comedians people watch out for in movies back then.
Meanwhile, we’ve decided to bring to you, 10 facts about Baba Suwe you probably might not know about.
Here 10 Facts About Baba Suwe You Might Not Know About
Birth And Growing Up
1. Baba Suwe was born on August 22nd, 1958. Just 2years before Nigeria receive independence.
2. Contrary to popular belief that Baba Suwe hails from Osun State, information had it that the ace actor grew up in Lagos Island but hails from Ikorodu Local Government Area Of Lagos State.
3. Baba Suwe attended Jamaitul Islamial Primary School in Lagos before proceeding to Children Boarding School in Osogbo, Osun State.
4. He started his secondary school education at Adekanbi Commercial High School in Mile 12, Lagos but he was able to acquire his West African School Certificate at Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, Osun State.
5. Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe started his acting career in 1971 but he became popular in 1997 as a result of his role in a movie titled “Omolasan” produced by Obalende.
6. Same 1997, he also featured in Olaiya produced movie titled “Iru Esin” which made him even more popular.
7. Baba Suwe had featured in several other hit movies like “Baba Jaiye Jaiye“, “Ebi Olokada“, “Baba Londoner“, “Obelomo“, “Elebolo“, “Larinloodu” and many more.
Accusation & Drug Scandal
8. He was accused of Cocaine Trafficking in 2011 by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The Lagos High Court ruled the accusation as false and defamatory and as a result, the court-ordered NDLEA to pay him N25million Naira damages. He didn’t receive the money until he died.
9. Baba Suwe married late female comedienne, Omoladun and they had 3 children, Halimat Omidina, Okiki Omidina, and Junior Omidina.
10. The legendary comedy actor died in November 22, 2021 after battling with serious sickness for a long time. He died at the age of 63.Follow Us On Social Media 👇
JJC Skillz Announces Separation From Wife, Funke Akindele
JJC Skillz, the husband of actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, has announced that their marriage is over.
In a post on his Instagram page on Thursday, JJC Skillz said he moved out of the house three months ago and they had been living separately since then.
According to the Instagram post, Funke Akindele herself insisted that he moved out of the house and all his effort to fix things have been futile.
However, JJC Skillz pointed out that arrangement are being made to sort out their business entanglements and custody of their kids.
“Dear Friends and family, I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children.
The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now.
Three months ago and at Funke’s insistence, I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship.
I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives.
We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and well-being of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other.
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Kizz Daniel Keeps Leading As ‘Buga’ Video Hits 11 Million Views One Week After Release
Kizz Daniel’s video for his Tekno-featured mega-hit single, ‘Buga,’ has continued to get impressive views one week after he officially released it on YouTube.
The colourful video released on June 22 has been watched over 11 million times on YouTube music and video streaming platform.
‘Buga’ is a Holi-themed flick that brought the different Afro-centric attires to the forefront and the beauty of the African fashion industry on full display.
‘Buga’ music video, directed by TG Omori, also maintained its number one position on YouTube’s trending music in Nigeria. Next to ‘Buga’ is ‘Peace Be Unto You’ visuals by YBNL signee, Asake.
Asake’s video for ‘Peace Be Unto You’ was released on June 16, and it currently sits at 3.95 million views on YouTube.
The song, ‘Peace Be Unto You’ intros with a sample of the popular Instagram post from a LASMA officer where she says, “Help me help me, he’s dey carry me go where I no know.”Follow Us On Social Media 👇
Mixed Reactions As Organizers Of BBNaija Season 7 Reality Show Give New Update
Social media users have expressed mixed reactions after the biggest africa reality TV show, Big Brother Naija organisers, Multichoice hinted at returning to the screen in a few days.
This is coming barely two weeks after the season 6 Reunion show ended.
The show organisers, Multichoice also kept their fans in suspense by not releasing the date for the show.
“its coming can you keep up?
Spread the word
It’s coming” It wrote.
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As expected the news has caused many Nigerians to flood the reality show’s timeline with mixed reactions.
While some opined that the show should not air to avoid distraction from the political space, others expressed their anticipation for the show..
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I Have Been Poisoned By One Of My Colleagues – Actor Augustine Iloh Cries Out
Nollywood comic actor and filmmaker, Augustine Iloh has cried out over an alleged plot by his colleagues to kill him.
Augustine Iloh who wondered why actors he has helped in the industry hate him so much, said he is currently suffering from poisoning by one of them, but he is hopeful that he will get healed.
The movie producer and director who started as a production assistant also stressed that despite their attempt to murder him, he will never stop doing good. In his words:
“I don’t know why people hate me sooo much in this nollywood. Especially people that I help hate me more than ever.
Right now am suffering from poison but it’s well.
As long as I love people from my deepest heart, I help people without seeking for anything in return no one can hurt me.”
Recall. fellow Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor, professionally known as Mr. Ibu revealed that the past few weeks had been turbulent for him after he was hospitalized following food poisoning.
The actor who is now back on his feet received a warm welcome reception from his daughter.
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