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Nigeria Mourns As Veteran Comedian Baba Sala Is Confirmed Dead




Veteran Nigerian comedian, Baba Sala has been pronounced dead by his son, on Monday, October 8, 2018. Baba Sala was confirmed dead at the age of 83 years old. The veteran on-screen character, vocalist and humorist was conceived Moses Adejumo however generally alluded to as Baba Sala – a character he once played in one of his numerous creations. Baba Sala passed on in his Ilesa main residence in Osun State on Sunday evening, October 7, 2018.


In 2015, Baba Sala turned 80 and after his birthday festivity, he was conceded into the University College Hospital in Ibadan as his wellbeing disintegrated. The news started off rumours that he had passed on however couple of months after, he was released with the hospital bills paid by UCH. In 2017, there were gossipy tidbits about his death but this was debunked by one of his children, who tended to newsmen over the soundness of his father.




One of Baba Sala’s sons, Emmanuel Adejumo was the one who confirmed his death. Emmanuel confirmed the death of his dad in a Facebook post in the early hours of Monday, October 8, 2018. The younger man said, “My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally say bye-bye to this world. I will miss you so much Daddy. I love you so much but God love you more. Good night my mentor, father, teacher, gist partner. My daddy is gone.”


His media collaborator, Mr Isaac Hastrup, also confirmed the passing of the pro entertainer on the phone on Monday morning. Hastrup stated Isaac Hastrup, confirmed his death in the early hours of Monday.He had stated, “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.”


The remains of the late comedian has been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa. This move, it was gathered, is to prepare the family and friends of the entertainer ahead of his burial.


This is not the first time he has been said to have died. In November, 2017, the popular actor’s son, Mr Boisala Adejumo, told reporters that the veteran actor was alive, “ hale and hearty.’’ He debunked the viral rumour that “Baba Sala’’ had died. He said that although his father was weak as could be expected of anyone of his age, “he is hale and hearty. Baba Sala is alive so, please save your condolences. My father is over 80 years old and is frail, due to illnesses associated with old age but he is alive. My father is peacefully enjoying his life in Ijesa and he does not have stroke either.”


Adejumo appealed to the general public to desist from rapidly responding to information coming from the internet, taking note of that information online could be deluding. He prompted bloggers to dependably convey intensive examinations and look for elucidations from important experts previously posting on social media. He had said, “Most bloggers or online reporters are not seasoned journalists. They just post things to attract inflow of traffic to their sites.”


Late Baba Sala was an excellent actor, musician, dramatist and comedian. He could be portrayed as one of the fathers if not in any case, the grandfather of the advanced Nigerian comedy. He generally sings stupendously in the entirety of his films because of his enthusiasm for music. Baba Sala began his vocation as a performer of ‘High life’ in 1964 under a brand name of a band known as ‘Federal Rhythm Dandies’. The band mentored and guided King of Juju music, Prince Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, famously known as King Sunny Ade (KSA) where he used to play the ‘Lead Guitar’ job.

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