Nollywood mourns again as another popular veteran actor dies

Popular veteran Nollywood Yoruba actor, Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle popularly known as Babalegba has been confirmed dead by Late Baba Sala’s son, Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel.

Announcing the sad news 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 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.

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May your soul rest in perfect peace, baba.”

Ade Yinka

Adeyinka is an entertainment and fashion content writer with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of English language from Lagos State University (LASU, Ojo). She obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, write, surf the internet, listen to music and hang out with friends.

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