Baba Suwe’s biography: Age, net worth, movies, son, Death

Veteran Nigerian actor and Yoruba comedian Babatunde Omidiina, also known as Baba Suwe, has been announced dead.

The late Nigerian actor dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades back to back as he started out with painting some part of his body black and was known for his comic style of dressing.

However, at some point, he began only to have his face painted; at the peak of his career, he stopped applying the hilarious make-up.

Baba Suwe’s death was also confirmed by colleague and friend Mr Latin, who happens to be the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria.

For those who may not know Baba Suwa and their legendary performance, this article is focused on what you should know about him; continue reading to see more.

Profile Summary

Name Baba Suwe
Real Name Babatunde Omidina
Date of Birth 22 August 1958
Age 63 Years (2021)
Death November 21 2022
State of Origin Lagos State
Nationality Nigeria
Occupation Actor
Wife Omoladun Omidina
Net Worth $2 million

Baba Suwe’s biography

His real name is Babatunde Omidina, and he was born on the 22nd of August 1958 in Inabere Street in Lagos Island, where he had his childhood. There are no details of who his parents or siblings were.

Baba Suwe hails from Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State, and there are reports he has a house there.

The Lagos born comedic actor is a Nigerian by birth and had celebrated his 63rd birthday in August before his death in November.


Baba Suwe finished from the Jamaitul Islamial Primary School in Lagos, after which the was sent to Children Boarding School, Osogbo, Osun state capital. He had his SSCE from Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo.


Baba Suwe happens to be one of the actors who started acting in the early 1970s; he was said to have begun his career in 1971 but made it to the lime light after he appeared in the movie Omolasan, which was produced by Obalende.

Babatunde Omidina gained more prominence after acting a role in Iru Esin, produced by Ebun Oloyede, aka Olaiya Igwe.

Before his death, Baba Suwe has acted in more than 100 movies and some of them include;

  • Baba Jaiye jaiye
  • Oju Oloju
  • Baba Londoner
  • Ko tan si be
  • Aso Iboru
  • Obelomo
  • Elebolo
  • Larinloodu and many others

He has acted alongside popular Nollywood stars like Ogogo, Yinka Quadri, Jide Kosoko, Olaiya Igwe, Funke Akindele, Femi Adebayo, Iyabo Odukanmi, Kayode Odumosu, Ranti Adebaye, among others.


Baba Suwe was in the news in 2011 after the reports went viral that he was arrested by the Nigeria Drug and Law Enforcements Agencies (NDLEA) for alleged drug trafficking.

The Yoruba comic actor was indicted of trafficking cocaine by the NDLEA, but the Lagos High Court described the BBC allegation as false and defamatory.

However, since then his career took a new turn and he was rarely seen in movies.

Personal Life

Baba Suwe was married to Yoruba actress Omoladun Omidina, she, however, passed away in 2009. The Ikorodu based actor had children, and one of them who is popular is Adesola Omidina.

Net worth

Baba Suwe was reportedly worth $500,000.