Moses Olaiya Adejumo, a veteran comic actor popularly known as Baba Sala, has died.
The iconic dramatist died on Sunday at his house in Ilesa, Osun state.
According to Tribune, Baba Sala’s death was made known by Isaac Haastrup, his media aide who said Sala 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,” he said.
The comedian’s remains have been deposited at the morgue in Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa.
Baba Sala, 82, recently solicited financial assistance from the public after suffering a reported stroke.
In the past few months, the comedy great has been rumoured dead a number of times. Moses Olaiya, born in 1936 in Ijesha, was Nigerian comedian, dramatist and actor.
One of his plays, Koto Orun is herewith presented as posted on Youtube
The prolific filmmaker also had a career in show business as a Highlife musician, fronting in 1964 a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies.
He tutored and guided the jùjú music maestro King Sunny Adé who was his lead guitar player.
Some films generally credited to him include Orun Mooru (1982), Aare Agbaye (1983), Mosebolatan (1985), Obee Gbona (1989), Diamond (1990 Home video ), Agba Man (1992, Home Video)