Veteran Nollywood actor Baba Legba is dead

The death of popular veteran Nollywood actor Baba Legba has been confirmed.

Baba Legba whose real name is Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle was a notable Yoruba comic actor from the 70s and 80s.

Baba Legba’s death was confirmed on Facebook by Baba Sala’s son, Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel.

The aged actor who has been sick for a while, finally gave up the ghost in the early hours of Monday, September 7, 2020, at his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Announcing Baba Legba’s death on Facebook, Adejumo wrote:

“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. 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 he turned Muslim. Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too.”

According Muslim rites, Baba Legba was buried immediately.

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