BREAKING: Legendary theatre artist, Baba Sala, dies

Moses Adejumo aka Baba Sala

The ace comedian and humour merchant, Apostle Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, during his dramatic exploits, is dead.

Tribune Online authoritatively gathered that Baba Sala, passed on inside his private residence at Ilesa, Osun State, around 10.00 pm on Sunday night.

According to a press statement signed by his media aide, Mr Isaac Haastrup, which was received by Tribune Online in Osogbo, the remains of the deceased comedian had been deposited at the morgue of the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa.

Hastrup said, “Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10:00 pm on Sunday night.

“His remains have been taken to the morgue. He died of old-age related sickness.

“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.

“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people including his fans.”

It was gathered that his body had been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital), Ilesa.

One of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, aka Boisala also confirmed his father’s demise in the early hours of Monday, on his Facebook page.

“My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally says bye-bye to this world.

“I will miss you so much Daddy. I love you so much but God loves you more. Good night my mentor, father, teacher, gist partner. My daddy is gone,” Boisala stated on Facebook.

Baba Sala was regarded as the father of modern Nigerian comedy, alongside other dramatists like Hubert Ogunde , Kola Ogunmola, Oyin Adejobi and Duro Ladipo who popularised theatre and television acting in Nigeria.

A prolific filmmaker, Baba Sala started his career in show business as a Highlife musician, floating in 1964 a group, the Federal Rhythm Dandies where he tutored the Jùjú music maestro, King Sunny Adé who was his lead guitarist.

Some of the films acted by the late comedian include; 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, ), among others. (NAN)

It would be recalled that Adejumo had been bedridden for months before his final demise Sunday night.

  1. Opeyemi Solomon says


  2. Komolafe Ayodeji Smog says

    Rest in peace great icon

  3. Sunday Agunbiade says

    May His soul rest in peace

  4. Olateju Rilwan Oladele says

    Rest in peace

  5. Burla Anyafee says

    rest in peace

  6. Femi Owoeye says

    May His gentle soul rest in perfect peace. He is an Icon

  7. Babatunde Ereola says


  8. Adeniran Adedamola Gabriel says

    Rest in peace baba salah

  9. Ademola John says

    Father of Comedy.RIP.

  10. May his soul rest in peace

  11. Rip baba

  12. Bakare Oluwatoyin says

    Rip baba rere

  13. Hassan Adebayo Amuda says

    RIP Baba Sala

  14. Oladeji Funmibi Roseline says


  15. Ayeobasan Thompson says

    May his soul rest in peace

  16. RIP BABA

  17. Oreoluwa Richard says

    RIP baba sala

  18. Afolabi Adebayo says

    Father of all comedians, may the Lord give you eternal rest through Christ Jesus, Adieu!

  19. Solomon Ajibola says

    Rest well papa

  20. Engr Korede Oyewale Oyesetan says


  21. Maryam Idris Ahmad says


  22. Shittu Mayowa Olawale says


  23. Olawale Hi'bee Bamidele says

    @ Last….R.I.P Awada kerikeri. We’ll miss u.

  24. Denis Fashola says


  25. Adebayo Adeniji says

    R I P P

  26. Basit Funsho says


  27. Samuel Adesina Aziz says

    May his soul rest in peace

  28. Alfa Saheed Adekunle Aderinto says

    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  29. David Olusegun Ominu-Aromire says

    Thank God for a life well lived. Rest in peace, baba sala, ace comedian.

  30. Travolta Ibekwe says


  31. Peter Massp Emmanuel says


  32. Olaide Agboola says


  33. Chikodinaka Ifenna says


  34. NO TO Change says


  35. Kay Onitilo says

    May his soul rest in perfect peace. Aameen

  36. Michael Akwarandu says

    RIP, Baba Sala

  37. Adekunle Aladejana says


  38. Khadijatu Olabiwon Sulieyman says


  39. Salawu Adeola Abubakar says

    May his gentle soul rest in peace and God grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss.

  40. Popoola James Jamiu says


  41. Adetunji Segun says

    May his soul rest in peace.

  42. KB Tunde says


  43. Olutayo Komolafe says

    Eternal rest grant him oh Lord. Good night Sir.

  44. Muhammed Ajibade Ganiyat Taiye says

    May his soul rest in peace

  45. Ihiabe Joelax Dominion says


  46. Akintola Gbenga David says

    Rest in peace baba

  47. Atunde Omoniyi Raphel says

    Rip Baba

  48. Adebayo Adebare says

    Adieu papa

  49. Iccima Austen says

    Could this b true?

  50. Jimoh Salmon says

    RIP Baba.

  51. Toyin Holadele says

    May his soul rest in peace

  52. Timothy Olayiwola Ajiboye says

    Rest in peace

  53. David Braimah says


  54. Akanle Taiwo says


  55. Oladimeji Dolapo Babalola says

    Now people will be passing their encomiums. When he was sick and asking for help, no one reach out to him!!! We only celebrate the dead. Why can’t we appreciate him when he was sick and needed medical attention. Nollywood will be planning a befitting burial for him. Shior. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

  56. Karounwi Lanre says

    Rip daddy

  57. Samuel Ani says


  58. Engr Atan-une Thomson Bonifaze says


  59. Aiyegbusi Kehinde says

    RIP Baba Sala

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