News of the death of late veteran Nollywood actor and comedian Babatunde Omidina, widely known as Baba Suwe is still sweeping across the globe with many fans and colleagues mourning.
However, contrary to what his son, Adesola initially revealed in a video that his father was abandoned by family members, colleagues and their calls for help ignored, the young man has taken a U-turn and disclosed that they were helped by all including government.
Adesola Omidina in a statement released on his Instagram page said, “As the son of the VETERAN ACTOR “ Late Babatunde Omidina “Babasuwe “
I am genuinely issuing this statement to denounce and condemn the video (s) about babasuwe death that has been wrongly posted!
The Nollywood, Tampan, the Government, Prophets, family and fans has been supportive in their own ways.
I hereby tender an apology to all the groups, people and family affected!
Again, please disregard any inappropriate “Video” circulating in social media.
(For the Omidina family)
The thespian who died on Monday November 22, 2021 after an illness.
He was born on August 22, 1958 in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but hailed from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.
Omidina 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,
Omidina began acting in 1971 but came into limelight after he featured in a movie titled, ‘Omolasan’, a film produced by Obalende.
He became more popular after he featured in Iru Esin, produced by Olaiya Igwe in 1997.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.
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.
His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist.