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Breaking: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Dies At 81

Veteran comedian Moses Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala is dead.

Baba Sala died in Ilesa on Sunday evening and his body has been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.

His media assistant, Mr. Isaac Hastrup, confirmed the death of the ace comedian to Punch Newspaper correspondent via a telephone call on Monday morning.

Hastrup said, “Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10 pm on Sunday night. His remains had 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”.

A native of Ijesha, he is regarded as the father of modern Nigerian comedy. He was also a prolific filmmaker.

81-year-old Baba Sala started his career in show business as a Highlife musician, fronting in 1964 a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies where he tutored and guided the jùjú music maestro King Sunny Adé who was his lead guitar player.

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