The Chairman of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria, Damola Olatunji, has revealed the actor who started skit making in Nigeria.
Olatunji on Saturday disclosed that comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe started skit making in the country.
According to Olatunji, the late veteran actor was a great man who enjoyed stardom to the peak.
He further stated that the death of Baba Suwe is a big loss to the entertainment industry.
Olatunji added, “He was a very great actor, one of the few actors that enjoyed stardom to the peak.
“He was so great to the extent that I could say he started skit making in Nigeria. I could remember that it got to a stage that the demand was so much that Baba Suwe would shoot two to three minutes skits into the VHS and give it to you to insert in your own movies.
“He was so great that, even when you make movies and you take it to Idumota then, they will tell you to go and include Baba Suwe in it.
“He was able to able to use his stardom to achieve a lot of things. His death is a great loss to the entertainment sector and I pray the Lord grants his family the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Recall that the son of the veteran Nollywood Yoruba comic actor, Adesola Omidina announced the death of his father.
Though the cause of his sudden death wasn’t disclosed, Baba Suwe was believed to have been battling illness for a long time before his demise.