Baba Sala died yesterday night after supper and retiring to bed.
Ace Comic Actor, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala has died in his sleep yesterday night at his home in Ibadan. He died at the age of 81.
His son, Emmanuel made the official announcement in the early hours of today when he said, “Baba died last night. He died at 81. I was not there but his wife called the eldest son of the family immediately it happened and that one called me and narrated everything to me. His body had been taken to the mortuary. We will need to hold a meeting before we can fix anytime for his burial. Some of the children are just hearing about it this morning.
According to his biography on Wikipedia, Baba Sala was a prolific filmmaker who can be said to be among the fathers of modern comedy. He started his career in show business as a Highlife musician, fronting in 1964 a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies where he tutored and guided the jùjú music maestro King Sunny Adé who was his lead guitar player.
Among his works are Orun Mooru (1982), Aare Agbaye (1983), Mosebolatan (1985), Obee Gbona (1989), Diamond (1990 Home video ), Agba Man (1992, Home Video), Return Match (1993, Home Video), Ana Gomina (1996, home video, and Tokunbo (1985).