Veteran Yoruba Comic Actor Baba Legba is Dead


The Yoruba movie industry has lost one its veteran actors, Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle, popularly called Baba Legba. He was confirmed dead on Monday, September 7 in his home in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The news of his death was reported by Baba Sala’s son, Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel who announced on his Facebook page.

The post read: “Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle popularly known as Babalegba died in the early hours of today (midnight precisely).

”He joined Alawada Theatre Group in 1974 and was playing comic roles along with Baba Sala, sometimes he played Babalawo, Police officer but the most time one comic role to another.

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”He is a friend of the family and supporter of my daddy till his death. He used to be called Sunday Omobolanle then before he went to Mecca and turned Muslim. Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too.”

The director of media and public relations of Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Yomi Fash-Lanso has also confirmed the news of the death of the veteran actor.

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The veteran actor was buried yesterday in line with Islamic rites. Baba Legba was popularly known for playing comic roles along with Baba Sala.

Baba Legba death adds to list of deaths in the Yoruba movie industry in 2020 like Pa Kasumu, Ogun Majek, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, Yomi Obileye.

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