Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has joined the list of well-meaning Nigerians who have eulogised the late actor and comedian, Moses Adejumo also known as Baba Sala.
In a tweet on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Atiku described the late comedian as one of the pioneers of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
“Baba Sala belonged to a generation that pioneered Nigeria’s entertainment industry by investing to make high-quality home videos. He brought fun & laughter into our homes. It’s my prayer that he will find rest even as his family is comforted & strengthened,” he tweeted.
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The PDP presidential candidate comments on the death of Baba Sala comes a few days after some celebrities also shared their thoughts over the death of the entertainment icon.
Celebrities react to death of Baba Sala
The entertainment world is still in shock over the death of veteran comedian and actor, Baba Sala and eulogies have continued to pour in from celebrities. Among those who have reacted to the death of the famous comedian is Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and music icon, King Sunny Ade.
King Sunny Ade took to his Instagram page on Monday, October 8, 2018, where he posted a photo of the late comedy icon and had some really emotional words to say about him.
“RIP Baba Sala you are truly a Legend & Thespian we all going to miss, I felt so sad when I heard the demise of the great comedian,” he wrote.
For Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, who also posted a photo of the late comedian on his Instagram page on Monday, October 8, 2018, revealed that Baba Sala was his mentor. The veteran comedian and actor passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018.
Baba Sala dies at 83
Baba Sala has been announced dead at the age of 83 years old. The veteran actor, singer, and comedian was born Moses Adejumo but widely referred to as Baba Sala – a character he once played in one of his many productions.
Baba Sala died in his Ilesa hometown in Osun State on Sunday evening, October 7, 2018. One of Baba Sala’s sons, Emmanuel Adejumo confirmed his death. Emmanuel confirmed the death of his dad in a Facebook post in the early hours of Monday, October 8, 2018.