The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has mourned pop Nigerian role player, Babatunde Omidina, who passed absent on Monday.
Gbajabiamila said Omidina, fondly called by his stage proper name, Baba Suwe, was one thespian that entertained Nigerians and brought delight to many Nigerian homes through his comical talent.
The Speaker implored his children and household to regain solace in how Baba Suwe used his God-given talent to influence the lives of others positively, saying he left behind a vacuum too hard to fill up.
This was contained in a statement by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila also sent his condolences to the Omidina household, good people of Ikorodu, Lagos, the Nigerian celluloid industry and Nigerians, particularly the many fans of Baba Suwe.
He every bit prayed for the placidity of his soul.
DAILY POST reports that the legendary role player passed away on Monday after a long battle with an illness.
Baba Suwe was born on August 22, 1958, and was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.
He dominated the Yoruba picture industry for decades, featured in several movies and bagged many awards.
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