Biography/Profile/History Of Yoruba Actor Alhaji Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe

Nigerian comedian Baba Suwe, whose real name is Babatunde Omidina, arrive for a court hearing at a Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. The court on Friday ordered authorities to free the popular actor who has been held for more than two weeks on suspicion of ingesting drugs before trying to board a Paris-bound flight. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian comedian Baba Suwe, whose real name is Babatunde Omidina,(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Babatunde Omidina (born August 22, 1958) is a Nigerian actor and comedian popularly known as Baba Suwe.

Early life

He was born on August, 1958 in Inabere Street in Lagos Island where he grew up but hails from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.  He 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 ofOsun State, southwestern Nigeria.


He began acting in 1972 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 alleged 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 right activist.


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Alhaji Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is one of the leading comedians in the Yoruba section of Nollywood Film Industry.
He had His basic primary and secondary education in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Started His acting career over 33 years ago at the age of 17 when He was still in secondary school.Acting casually until in His class four He started professionally.

His first professional job was in 1979 entitled “Baba Omugo” which He produced and was staged at Amutan playing ground in Lagos Island, Nigeria.
He was married to Late Mrs Monsurat Omidina, a popular comedian and actress popularly known as Omoladun Kenkelewu.


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