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Ace Comedian, Baba Sala, Dies At 84, FG, Others Mourn

…….Minister Calls Him Incomparable Thespian

Nigeria’s king of comedy, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, popularly called Baba Sala has died at age 84. The veteran musician, theatre artiste and filmmaker who had suffered old age ailments for a long while had been rumoured to have passed on, several times.
Baba Sala died in Ilesa on Sunday evening and his body has been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa

Meanwhile condolence messages have been pouring in honour of the comedian who made the difference in people lives with his style of comedy particularly on national television.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has

expressed profound sadness over the death of Mr. Moses Olaiya,

popularly known as ‘Baba Sala’, saying the death has robbed the nation

of an incomparable Thespian and a colossus of his time.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister described Baba

Sala as a trail blazer, as he – along with his contemporaries – laid

the foundation for the theatre and comedy that have now taken

Nigeria’s creative industry by storm.

”Baba Sala’s sacrifices, contribution and commitment played a great

role in launching an industry that is now a huge employer of labour

and a significant contributor to the nation’s economy. Through it all,

he lived a life of honesty and service that qualified him as a great

role model,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed condoled with the family of the late foremost

comedian, and prayed that God will grant repose to his soul and also

grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.



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