Top 9 Comedy Yoruba Actors Who Reigned In The 80s, and 90s (Photos)
Years ago, before the likes of Sanyeri, Okele, and other comical actors in the industry, there were notable Nigerian comical actors who could make many people laugh during the 80s and 90s of Yoruba entertainment history.
Although some of the forerunners in the progression of comical Yoruba movies in Nigeria are no longer alive, many of them are, and in this article, we will discuss a few of these actors who made us laugh in the 1980s and 1990s with their comedic characters in movies.
1. Baba Suwe
Babatunde Omidina, also known as Baba Suwe, is the most well-known Yoruba actor who appeared in comedic and exciting films in the 1980s and 1990s. According to research, Baba Suwe has been very active in the Yoruba industry since 1972, alongside the late Lukuluku Bantashi, demonstrating that the actor is one of the frontrunners of comical movies in the Yoruba industry.
To be fair, many would even call him the best because the legend is very good at his craft. But unfortunately We lost him to cold hands of Death November 22nd 2021
2. Dejo Tunfulu;
Kunle Adetokunbo Popularly known as Dejo Tunfulu is one of the most hilarious comical Yoruba actors in Nigeria. The popular actor has featured alongside other established comical actors to make blockbuster comical movies in Nigeria.
Dejo Tunfulu has been active since the 1980s and he is still a little active in the industry. The actor is one of the successful comical actors in the industry.
3. Papi Luwe;
Sunday Omobolanle, also known as Papi Luwe, is a popular comical Yoruba actor known for his hilarious roles in the industry. He is a talented actor who has appeared in numerous Nigerian films, mostly as a comical character.
The popular comical actor is not that active like he was a few years ago but the talented actor is still alive and hearty. The legend’s talents earned him recognition from the then Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
4. Baba Latin;
Bolaji Amusan, also known as Baba Latin, is a well-known Yoruba comedian who has been entertaining Yoruba moviegoers since the 1980s. The well-known actor has been active since 1988 and continues to make significant contributions to the Nigerian Yoruba film industry. He has worked with Baba Suwe, Elesho, and many other Nigerian comedians.
Bolaji Amusan’s talents have earned him high recognition in the Yoruba industry and currently, he is the head of TAMPAN.
Adewale Adeoye popularly known as Elesho is one of the popular comical Yoruba actors who has been active since the 80s. The popular comical actor became famous after featuring in a Nollywood blockbuster “Taxi Driver” and has also featured in Baba Suwe’s comedy movie “Larinlodu”.
The Albino Yoruba actor is doing very well but he is not that active again in the industry.
Yomi King popularly known as Opebe is one of the popular comical actors who made hilarious roles in movies. The popular actor’s trademark is folding one of his hands and walking in a very funny way that would surely crack people up.
Opebe featured alongside Baba Suwe in many comical Yoruba movies and the actor is still very active.
Great actors, may Almighty God continues to give them strength, health and happiness like they made many during their most active days.
Mufutau Oladokun who is popularly known as Baba Alaran, was a very funny Yoruba actor. He was a very talented Yoruba actor who is loved by all.
Baba Alaran who is from Oyo State featured in countless movies, before he sadly passed away on the 18th of October in the year 2006 at the age of 46.
Since 1995, Lukuluku Bantashi has left this world but his work can’t be forgotten forever. One of the unique comic actors with lots of moral message.
We cannot overlook the meritorious and acceptable impacts of Bantashi on the yoruba film comedy scene.
Lukuluku ruled the industry with the likes of Baba suwe, James depe, denjo tunfulu, okondo and the likes that will also be fondly remembered.
Lukuluku Bantashi showcased his talents In movies like Legal wife, Ami orun, itunu and the host of others.
Oluwasesan Adio is a Veteran Yoruba comic actor, popularly known as Pa Ojoge. His comic roles in movies made him very popular among Nollywood fans. Ojoge has featured in several English and Yoruba movies.
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