Actor and comedian Baba Sala dies at 83

The veteran actor,Moses Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala died in his Ilesa hometown in Osun State on Sunday evening, October 7, 2018.

News of his death was revealed by one of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, popularly known as ‘Boisala’.Emmanuel said that the doyen in the entertainment industry died in Ilesa, his home town, on Sunday evening and that his body had been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.

Another close aide of the entertainer, Isaac Hastrup, confirmed his death to Punch in the early hours of Monday.

“Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night. His remains had been taken to the morgue. He died of old-age related sickness.

“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction. Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people including his fans,” Hastrup was quoted as saying.

Baba Sala was a total comedian in drama, music and acting and I don’t think this endowment in him could be replaced

It would be recalled that with the creation of the first television station in Nigeria: the Western Nigeria Television, WNTV, Baba Sala’s career became a household name.

He established the “Alawada’’ Series on WNTV and later NTA Ibadan every Wednesday between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Some of his television and film productions where he featured as the lead male-character include: “Orun Mooru’’ (1982), “Aare Agbaye’’ (1983), “Mosebolatan’’, “ Tokunbo’’ (1985). He also produced: “Obee Gbona’’ (1989), “Agba Man’’ (1989) and “Ana Gomina’’ (1996).

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