Veteran Nollywood actor, Yekini Omobolanle popularly known as Baba Legba has been confirmed dead after falling ill.
Baba Legba had been sick before he “kicked the bucket” on Monday September 7th. He died at his home in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The news was however shared on Facebook by Baba Sala son, Emmanuel Adjumo (Boisala) — He spoke on how the late actor contributed a lot to his success. ” Alhaji Yekini Oyedele popularly known as Babalegba died in the early hours of today (midnight precisely).”, He said. “He joined Alawada Theatre Group in 1974 and was playing comic roles along with Baba Sala, sometimes he played Babalawo, Police officer but most time one comic role to another.”
He added that the late actor was originally named Sunday Ikubolaje before he changed after he turned muslim. “He is a friend of the family and supporter of my Daddy till his death. He used to be called Sunday Ikubolaje then before he went to Mecca and he turned muslim.” He said. ” Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too. May your soul rest in perfect peace, baba.”
The death of veteran actor, Baba Legba was also confirmed by a colleague, Mr portable harejan on Instagram. ” ALHAJI YEKINNI BABA LEGBA IS DIED .we lost another veteran, though baba legba was old but we never want to see our loved ones die”, He said. ” its well. I use to call him pandoooo,iku bolaje,hnmmmm omase o, kato rerin odigbo, sun re o baba legba R I P”.
Yekini Omobolanle joined the Alawada Theatre Group in 1974.