A veteran comedian, Baba Sala, has died at the age of 81. This was confirmed by his son who shared news of his demise on Instagram. Baba Sala was first rumoured dead in 2017, but Mr Boisala Adejumo, one of Olaiya’s sons, debunked the report and told newsmen that the veteran actor was alive, “hale and hearty.” Baba Sala hailed from Ijesha, Osun State. He was an ace actor and a musician, dramatist and a comedian. He could be described as one of the fathers, if not the grandfather of the modern Nigerian comedians. He always sang in a spectacular way in all his movies due to his passion for music. Baba Sala started his career as a musician of high life in 1964 under a brand name of a band known as Federal Rhythm Dandies. The band tutored and guided King of Juju music, Prince Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade, where he used to play the lead guitar role. Good night, Baba Sala.

 

 

 

 

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Idowu Sowunmi

 

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