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What Nobody Told You About Baba Sala-Moses Olaiya Adejumo

by Oba Samuel
What Nobody Told You About Baba Sala-Moses Olaiya Adejumo

What Nobody Told You About Baba Sala-Moses Olaiya Adejumo

The death of Nigeria’s father of comedy-Moses Adejumo is like the fallen of a proverbial Elephant in the forest whose fall cannot be ignored by all the forest dwellers. So is the case of Nigeria’s grand commander of comedy. His death is a colossal loss, not only to the Nollywood family but also to Nigeria as a whole.
Below are what nobody told you about Baba Sala-Moses Olaiya Adejumo

What Nobody Told You About Baba Sala-Moses Olaiya Adejumo

-Baba Sala’s real name is Moses Olaiya Adejumo
–Mose Olaiya is a native of Ilesha,Osun state.
-He was born on May 18th 1935

-He started originally as a musician in 1964 as a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies where he tutored and guided the jùjú music maestro King Sunny Adé who was his lead guitar player
-He started his Television career in 1965 when his Alawada Theatre won a “Talent Hunt” contest sponsored by the N.T.A. Ibadan station; this led to a regular weekly half-hour slot on prime-time television.

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Chief Obafemi Awolowo gave a huge boost to his career when he was the premier of the Western Region as he gave a directive that one-year contract of drama sketches should be given to him on Western Nigeria Television(WNTV)

-His stage name:Baba Sala,Lamidi Sanni Oropo
-He is the father of comedy in Nigeria

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-Baba Sala’s funny costumes includ: Protruding belly,extra-big bow tie,pipe tobacco,extra-big wristwatch, baggy trousers, extra-big eyeglass and clapping face cap.
-Moses Adejumo Produced a film -Orun Mooru in 1982 which was blockbuster. It was a film with a huge budget which he took a loan from Bank to produced on celluloid. The film was pirated into VHS and this led to the loss of money and his property used as a collateral.

Some of his films are:
Orun Mooru (1982)
Aare Agbaye (1983)
Mosebolatan (1985)
Obee Gbona (1989)
Diamond (1990 Home video )
Agba Man (1992, Home Video)
Return Match (1993, Home Video)
Ana Gomina (1996, home video, )
Tokunbo (1985, TV)
-Notable among his children is Oyindamola Adejumo-Ayibiowu(a gospel artiste), Emmanuel Adejumo
-Baba Sala acts alongside great dramatists like Hubert Ogunde, Kola Ogunmola, Oyin Adejobi, Adeyemi Afolayan(Ade Love),Ishola Ogunsola(Isho-Pepper) and Duro Ladipo

-On December 4, 2017, a book titled The Triumph of Destiny, co-authored by Babatunde Akinola, Collins Oyedokun and Kunle Ajani was published in order to both documents the successes of the legend and also to raise funds.

-He got a national honour of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in 1978 during the then General Olusegun Obasanjo‘s regime as military head of state.
-Some of his investments are investments are the Awada Spot in Ibadan; Alawada Standard Hotel, Ilesha; Alawada Records, Ibadan; and Ibukun Alawada Photo magazine.

-Moses Olaiya had lots of health challenges before he eventually surrendered to death.

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What Nobody Told You About Baba Sala-Moses Olaiya Adejumo

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