The death has been reported of veteran Nollywood actor, Alhaji Yekini Oyedele, popularly known as Babalegba.
Naija News reports the actor passed away on Monday, 7th September, after a brief illness. He died in his home in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The veteran Nollywod actor reportedly battled an undisclosed sickness before he died on Monday. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
His death was confirmed in a Facebook post by Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel, son of Baba Sala, another Nollywood icon.
“Alhaji Yekini Omobolanle popularly known as Babalegba died in the early hours of today (midnight precisely)… He joined Alawada Theatre Group in 1974 and was playing comic roles along with Baba Sala, sometimes he played Babalawo, Police officer but most time one comic role to another. He is a friend of the family and supporter of my Daddy till his death. He used to be called Sunday Omobolanle then before he went to Mecca and he turned Muslim. Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too.”