The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has mourned popular Nigerian actor, Babatunde Omidina, who passed away on Monday.
Gbajabiamila said Omidina, fondly called by his stage name, Baba Suwe, was one thespian that entertained Nigerians and brought joy to many Nigerian homes through his comical talent.
The Speaker implored his children and family to find solace in how Baba Suwe used his God-given talent to influence the lives of others positively, saying he left behind a vacuum too difficult to fill.
This was contained in a statement by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila also sent his condolences to the Omidina family, good people of Ikorodu, Lagos, the Nigerian film industry and Nigerians, especially the many fans of Baba Suwe.
He equally prayed for the repose of his soul.
The legendary actor passed away on Monday after a long battle with an illness.
Baba Suwe was born on August 22, 1958, and was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.
He dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades, featured in several movies and bagged many awards.