he Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) on Monday expressed shock over the death of Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as “Baba Suwe”.
Damola Olatunji, the National Chairman, TAMPAN Guild of Directors, in a telephone interview in Ibadan, said that the vacuum created by Baba Suwe’s death would be difficult to fill.
Olatunji said: “Who are we to question God? He was one of the greatest actors ever liveth.
“He started his comedy in Nigeria with his “Awada Kerikeri in those days.
“He was the king of comedy. He was able to put smiles on our faces through his craft.
“My sincere condolence to the Omidina family.
“We, at the TAMPAN Guild of Directors, sympathise with his entire family and pray to God to be with them in this trying time,” he said.
“Baba Suwe” died at the age of 63.
TAMPAN National President, Bolaji Amusan, had earlier confirmed the death of the actor, saying: “Yes, we lost Baba Suwe to the cold hands of death, it is unfortunate”.