Nollywood Actor, Yekini Oyedepo, ‘baba Legba’ Is Dead

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Yekini Oyedele, popularly known as Baba Legba is dead. He was confirmed dead on Monday, September 7.

Before his death, Baba Legba was popularly known for playing comic roles along with Baba Sala.

His death was confirmed by Comedian, Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel on her Facebook page.

The post read: “Alhaji Yekini Oyedele popularly known as Babalegba died in the early hours of Monday (midnight precisely)

“He was a friend of the family and was a supporter of my father till his death. He was called Sunday Ikubolaje before he went to Mecca and he converted to a Muslim..

“Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too. May your soul rest in perfect peace, baba.”


  1. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.Rest in Peace our great actor

  2. He will always remember for his good deeds and those who was able to rendering help for during his life time. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and grant the family to bear the irreparable loss.

  3. I remember watching this papa with late Jimoh aliu then in their comedy films in 1990s. That’s what we need to be hearing from people about his good deeds not the other way round. May Almighty Allah forgive all his sins and give the family and friends fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

  4. Babalagba continue to rest in peace. We have seen your great impact in Nigeria Nollywood industry and you also lane a good foundation to upcoming artist, your name shall be well remembered. Once again RIP BABALAGBA

  5. Chai so many deaths this year.
    May his soul rest in peace and may God Almighty give his family and relatives the fortitude to bear this loss
    God giveth and God taketh
    He is the one that knows the best

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