Baba Suwe: Birth, Love Life, Career and Other Interesting Things to Know About Late Comic Actor

Baba Suwe: Birth, Love Life, Career and Other Interesting Things to Know About Late Comic Actor

Popular Nollywood veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, better known by his stage name, Baba Suwe, recently died and the news of his demise was met with widespread mourning.

The celebrated actor was a known face in the Nigerian film industry and gained the love and attention of many over his comic acts.

Despite being a known face in the film industry, the actor fell on hard times and was embroiled in legal issues a few years before his death.

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Baba Suwe life and times. Photos: @babasuwetv
Source: Instagram has now gathered some interesting things to know about Baba Suwe’s life. See below:


The popular Yoruba actor was born in Lagos Island on August 22, 1958. The movie star also hailed from Ikorodu local government. The comic actor had his primary and secondary education in Lagos. Baba Suwe however obtained his WAEC from a grammar school in Oshogbo, Osun state.

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During the course of his career, Baba Suwe acted in several movies. He carved a niche for himself by embodying the role of a funny old man who usually dressed in oversized clothes with his face painted black. Baba Suwe’s roles were usually comical and he had no difficulty amusing his numerous fans.

Baba Suwe began his acting career in 1971 when he starred in a movie titled Omolasan. The film was produced by Obalende.

Love life

Baba Suwe was married to fellow actress, Omoladun Omidina. She usually also played the role of his partner in crime and wife in numerous Nollywood movies.

Sadly, Omoladun died in 2009. The couple got married in 1995. They also had children together.


In 2011, Baba Suwe was accused and apprehended for drug trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

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However, after weeks in detention and passing stool on numerous occasions, NDLEA officials admitted that he had not excreted any drugs.

The drug peddling claims leveled against Baba Suwe were later found to be false and the court ordered that the actor be paid N25m in damages, an amount he claimed not to receive.


Baba Suwe died on November 22 and the sad news was shared on social media by close members of his family. A video was also made and shared on social media by the late actor’s son who posted his corpse.

The video drew numerous criticism online and another son of the actor later apologized for it.

The young man also noted that burial rites for his father is to commence on November 25 at his home in Ikorodu. He died at the age of 63.

How Baba Suwe battled with ill health before his death

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Baba Suwe was down with an unknown illness. A video of the actor later emerged online and he was heard saying that he was battling with partial stroke with a narration of his first attack.

The actor later received the sum of N10m from a London-based preacher, Iya Adura to enable him seek treatment abroad and the actor could not contain his joy.

Comic actor Jigan also gave his widow's mite to the veteran and shared a screenshot of the report of Baba Suwe's sickness.

A few weeks after the donations were made, actor Yomi Fabiyi revealed that Baba Suwe had been discharged from the hospital as his health had improved.


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