One of Veteran Nigerian comedian, Baba Sala is dead… he died at age 81
This was confirmed by his son who shared news of his demise on Instagram a while ago.
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 hails from Ijesha, Osun. He is an ace actor and a musician, dramatist and a comedian.
He could be described as one of the fathers if not even the grand-father of the modern Nigerian comedians. He always sings 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 (KSA) where he used to play the ‘Lead Guitar’ role.