On the 28th of November 2018, all road lead to the Symposium of veteran comic actor, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, fondly Late Baba Sala who died on the 7th of October 2018.
Born on May 18, 1936, Baba Sala began his journey into stardom as a civil servant, a sanitary inspector. He combined his job as a sanitary inspector with a part-time teaching work and the daily thrift collection. His renowned activities in the world of entertainment saw many regarding him as the father of Nigerian comedy.
The symposium is one of the activities lined up for the late entertainer’s burial which is set to take place next month and its tagged ‘Genius without borders’.
It’s billed to take place at the National Art Theatre in Iganmu and it would feature Barrister Tunji Bamishigbin, who is also a Theater Arts practitioner.
Professor Bakare Ojo-Rasaki of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state would also be present to deliver a speech on “The Role of stage Play in a Nascent Democracy”.
Royal fathers of the day are Oba of Lagos, HRM, Rilwan Akiola, Oba Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Elegushi. Other notable figures expected at the event are Speaker, Lagos state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Madashiru Obasa, the All Peoples Congress Governorship candidate in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwolu, his People’s Democratic Party counterpart, Jimi Agbaje Hon. Solomon Adeola (YAYI), Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Prophet Israel Ogundipe among others.
The symposium which is being put together by Fullsteam communications and has as its Chief Host, King Sunny Ade, will unveil a brochure dedicated to life and times of Baba Sala, a 30 minutes documentary that relay individuals who Baba Sala had impacted their lives positively.
Meanwhile, for the event, free shuttle buses for theater art students of University of Lagos akoka, Lagos state University, Ojo and Caleb University, Lagos would be provided.