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Babasuwe And Other Nigerian Comedians That We Have Missed Over The Last 3 Decades (Photo)

Nigeria is home to a variety of talented artists, and it’s unfortunate that we’ve lost many of them in the past while others have flourished.

In this post, we’ll take a look at seven Nigerian comedians and comediennes who have passed away in the last two decades:

Lukuluku Bantashi:

Lukuluku was a Nigerian comedian known for his clownish appearances in Yoruba cinema during his lifetime.

Yemi My Lover, Ti Oluwa Nile, Yemi In The Moon, and other films made him famous. After a brief illness, Lukuluku died in 1995.

a.k.a. Jaguar:

During the 1980s and 1990s, he was noted for his humorous scenes in his TV shows. Jaguar is famous for his greying hair and traditional attire, which set him apart from his classmates.

Jaguar died in the year 2000, when he was 55 years old.

Mufutau Oladokun, a.k.a. Alaran:

He was a Nigerian comedian recognized for his one-of-a-kind comedy roles in Yoruba-language films. Alaran was said to have become ill in the early part of 2003 and died in the same year.

Tajudeen Akanbi, a.k.a. Koledowo:

Koledowo was a well-known Nigerian comedian who rose to prominence in the 1990s. His comedic parts in Ajileye films like Koto Aye, Koto Orun, Eran Iya Osogbo, and others made him famous.

Koledowo died in 2008. 

Moladun Kenkelewu:

Moredun Kenkelewu is a Nigerian comedian who became famous in the late 1990s. Babasuwe, the comedian, was her husband. She passed away in 2009 due to hypertension.

Moses Olaiya:

Baba Sala, his stage moniker, is well-known. He is regarded as one of the forefathers of Nigerian comedy. He’s been in front of the camera since the early 1960s. In 1982, he made the film “Orun Moru,” which was a masterpiece.

In 2018, he passed away.

Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a. Babasuwe:

Due to his humorous roles in movies, Babasuwe is without a doubt the doyen of Nigerian comedy. He began his acting career in the 1970s and was most known for his roles in the 1980s TV series “Erin Keke” and various home videos.

He died in 2021 after suffering from a long-term illness.

May their souls find eternal rest.

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