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Baba Suwe Taught Me Comedy – British Actor Damson Idris

The actor played the lead in Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s semi-autobiography ‘Farming’.

‘Snowfall’ star Damson Idris has joined the increasing list of film industry personalities paying tribute to deceased Nollywood veteran Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe.

The British actor recently took to his Twitter handle with a moving tribute to the comedy star describing him as an ‘icon’ who taught him comedy.

“Rest in Peace Baba Suwe. A Nigerian icon and the man first taught me about comedy. God bless,” Idris tweeted.

Interestingly, the English actor has got Nigerian roots with both parents from Nigeria. He also spent a bit of his early years in Nigeria.

News of Baba Suwe’s death made headlines this week after his son, Adesola Omidina announced via social media.

Before his demise, the veteran actor had reportedly battled an undisclosed ailment years after his much-publicized drug trafficking case with the NDLEA. The 63-year-old actor was later cleared of all charges.

Before the NDLEA case, Baba Suwe was known as one of Nollywood’s most iconic comedy acts with features in several Yoruba comedy films.

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