Some eminent Nigerians have taken to their respective social media platform to mourn the death of veteran Yoruba Actor, Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe, who died on Monday, November 22 after battling with illness.
Newsmen had earlier reported that the legendary actor who was born on August 22, 1958, died in the early hour of Monday as announced by one of his sons, Adesola Morenikeji Omidina.
Taking to his official Instagram page, he wrote, “This is to announce the sudden death of my father, Mr Babatunde Omiidina. The legend and rare gem ” Babasuwe ”11/22/21 Other details will follow shortly! May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad.
Reacting to the death of the comic actor, former Vice President and presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar also joined hosts of other Nigerians to mourn the legendary.
Atiku who took to his Twitter handle to drop his heartfelt condolence thanked Baba Suwe for bringing joy into most Nigerian homes.
He wrote, “Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, thank you so very much for bringing so much happiness and joy into our homes. May your soul rest in peace.”
A popular Instagram comedian, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni has also taken to his Twitter handle to mourn Baba Suwe.
He wrote, “Baba Suwe! Legend Forever! May Your soul rest in perfect peace.”
Below are other Nigerians who had taken to the social media space to express sadness and write tributes following the passing of Yoruba comic legend.
@Arole “Rest in Peace Baba Suwe. I am excited we were able to celebrate you while you were alive.
@Omoin “RIP babasuwe, So many people know how much I love Nollywood – a huge part of my childhood and he was one of the first actors I ever watched within Nigerian cinema.”
@Samklef “THE GREAT BABA SUWE HAVE LEFT US. HE WAS A GREAT MAN. FOREVER A LEGEND. RIP BABA SUWE.”
@FaruqBashar “I Can’t think of many people that made acting look so real, RIP Baba Suwe.”
@AgbaAkin “Oh, death strikes again. Rip Baba Suwe, thank you for being part of our childhood and putting a smile on our faces effortlessly with your comical talent. You’ll always be remembered.”
@Dray “Baba Suwe movies were therapeutic in the sense that if you was sad, you end up laughing and forgetting whatever you passing through at that moment. He lives on.”
@ChiefNomso “RIP Babasuwe one of the Greatest Comic Actors of all time, the Childhood Memories you gave us will not be forgotten.”