King of Juju Music, Sunny Ade, has again described late comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as ”Baba Sala”, as a man of wisdom and high intellect.
King Sunny said this in Lagos at a symposium organised in honor of Baba Sala, tagged, ”The Role of a Stage Play in Nascent Democracy.”
Recalls that Sunny Ade was the lead guitarist in Late Olaiya’s former music band in the 1960s before the deceased went into comedy.
”He was like a father to me. He was very loving and considerate. I was privileged to have worked closely with him as a guitar player when the Federal Rhythm Dandies was running.
“He guided me through the path which I now walk today,” Sunny Ade said.
Speaking at the symposium, a film producer and director, Tunji Bamishigbin, said that theatre had been an all encompassing means of communication since the time of Greek plays.
“The government should use theatre to pass their messages across as it is a language understood by the masses. Theatrical plays can be used to reach citizens before, during and after elections because it reflects the society as it really is,” he said.
Paying tributes to the late Adejumo, some of his colleagues described him as a man who was unique in thinking and doing.
Veteran actor, Olatunbosun Odunsi, described the deceased as a man of the people who was God-fearing and made his job utmost priority.
”He was different in a unique way, very accommodating and wise and I don’t think we can ever have any other like him.”
Similarly, veteran actor, Lere Paimo, said that he was a very truthful man who lived life according to the principles of God. It’s sad that death took him at this time. He was a man of good character.
”He set the pace for a lot of other comedians and his works will never be forgotten.” He said.