￼One of the high points of Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe’s burial on Thursday was the emergence of a young man who claimed to be his son and first child.
Speaking to journalists during his father’s burial in Ikorodu, Lagos, the young man, Akanni Sherif Omidina, said :”My story is peculiar because my father is there and my mother knows him and I am busy looking for my father, going to places “.
“My siblings might see it as a shock, for 40 years they have never known me, and me coming now will look strange to them, ‘where did this one come from?”.
Mr Sherif, who identified himself as a medical doctor, said he has travelled to China, Korea and UK but is based in Ghana with his family.
Expressing his pain, Mr Sherif said he never knew that the man he watched on television was his father.
He said while in school, he only knew Baba Suwe as a comedian, little did he know that the man whose comedy he enjoyed watching was his father.
” I only watched him on TV, but never knew he’s my father. I knew him since I was small, I was attending victory grammar school then when I used to watch his comedy. I only knew him as a comedian and I love his movies and always wanted to watch his comedies and no other.
” My mother used to tell him to take his comedy away, not knowing that she knew what was involved, but I didn’t know, I just loved him.”