Foremost Nigerian comedian, Baba Sala has died. The ace comedian reportedly passed away in his sleep on Sunday, October 7 at the age of 81.
Baba Sala who has been nicknamed the father of modern comedy in Nigeria was an artiste, filmmaker, and TV presenter who brought laughter and joy to many households during his active days.
See how Twitter users are reacting to his death –
And I will repeat it here. Baba Sala (Moses Olaiya) was not a ‘Veteran’ but a legend, a pioneer and a trailblazer. And what we need from the media are images of him in his prime, so that younger people who did not meet him on the stage will get a sense of his greatness. RIP. https://t.co/e3kSuoBh19
— Molara Wood (@molarawood) October 8, 2018
Good Night, Baba Sala. Nigeria’s pioneer comedian. Fare thee well @Gidi_Traffic
— Eyitayo A. Oginni (@EyitayoOginni) October 8, 2018
Lol how is ‘Baba Sala’ a veteran?
The man is an icon, King Sunny Ade who is a legend, was a member of his band back in the 60s…
And this is before Baba Sala became an icon in theater and film in the 70s and 80s. https://t.co/v3m0WPrh2L
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) October 8, 2018
And the The Grandfather of Comedy Answers the Final Call!
May the soul of Moses Olaiya Adejumo (Baba Sala) rest in peace.
Which of his movies is your favourite? pic.twitter.com/bLdj6cxvi4
— Onigegewura (@OnigegeWura) October 8, 2018
Rest On Baba Sala. You gave us so much to laugh about.
Thanks for the good times. pic.twitter.com/Sg3HRdtWMP
— NASO E BI (@NASO_E_BI) October 8, 2018
Baba Sala is dead…
If you don’t know him, we are definitely not mates.
— jaez 🌸🍃 (@mizjazmine) October 8, 2018
When your father is not buying the dodo you are frying.
RIP Baba Sala. A real Nigerian legend. pic.twitter.com/pL1cAFNzsv
— 👑 DaddyMO 👑 🚀♠️ (@officialdaddymo) October 8, 2018
Thought baba Sala was some sort on table tennis service
— Bueze (@D_hybridtheory) October 8, 2018
If you know Baba Sala and you are still single, please join me on a 20 days fasting and prayers. Something is wrong with us 😅😢😥😪
— MROJO (@oluwakhay) October 8, 2018