Popular actor, Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe have been in the silence of his career for a while now and seems nothing is coming from the axe Yoruba nollywood comedian.
It seems his career took a nosedive after he was detained by the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency on allegations of drug trafficking, some years ago.
When nothing incriminating was found on the veteran actor even after he was detained for some days by the agency, a Lagos High Court ordered the NLDEA to pay the actor a compensation fee of N25m.
The publicity generated by the event and the ensuing court case cast a negative pall on Baba Suwe’s career which he has yet to recover from. His problems were compounded by the fact that he had lost his wife, Monsurat Omidina aka Omoladun Kenkelewu, some years earlier. The actor said in some past interviews that his life became empty after the demise of Omoladun.
However, things may likely get better in a little while. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Baba Suwe revealed that he would be getting married again.
He said, “It has been hard for me to cope since the death of my wife because I don’t have any woman with me. I really loved and trusted my former wife. But I will marry again, and it may be soon. However, it also has to do with money, because women will not love you if you don’t have money.”
Speaking on the situation of things as regards the N25m the NDLEA was ordered to pay him, he said, “The NDLEA did not give me any money like the court ruled, and I have forgotten about it.
I’m not interested in pursuing any case against them again, as I don’t have money to hire another lawyer.
The former lawyer (Mr. Bamidele Aturu) who was pursuing the case for me is dead. He really wanted us to see the case to a logical conclusion because I’m not a cocaine pusher.
I was really embarrassed and that incident affected my career and health. During the time, people did not call me for movies. However, I just finished working on my own movie.”