Fuji musician Saheed Osupa, comedian Mr Macaroni, actor Odunlade Adekola and other celebrities have mourned veteran actor Baba Suwe who died on Monday, November 22.
The fuji musician uploaded a photo of the deceased saying, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. Baba Suwe is dead. Rest on legend.”
Mr Macaroni also wrote on Twitter saying, “Baba Suwe! Legend forever may your soul rest in perfect peace.”
Odunlade wrote on Instagram saying, “R.I.P Great Legend, so sad.”
Other celebrities like Madam Saje also paid tribute to Baba Suwe.
The Lagos-born actor began his acting career in 1971, he is well known for his comic roles in movies.
He came into the limelight after he featured in the film 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 actress Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo.
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 State High Court. His solicitor was the late Bamidele Aturu, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist. Many believed that the accusation triggered his health crisis.
The late actor lost his wife Omoladun Omidina in 2009.
He is survived by three children, he was aged 63.