Nigeria’s king of comedy, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, better 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 newsmen on Monday morning.
Hastrup said, “Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10pm 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.”
One of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, aka Boisala, also announced his demise in the early hours of Monday, October 8, 2018.
“My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally say bye-bye to this world. I will miss you so much Daddy. I love you so much but God love you more. Good night my mentor, father, teacher, gist partner. My daddy is gone,” Boisala stated on Facebook.
He was 81 years old.
The entertainment legend’s death is coming after a struggle with his health in the past four years. He was diagnosed with stroke and spent a major time at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo state.
May his soul rest in peace.