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Baba Sala’s last wish was for Nigerians to help him but help never came

Late Baba Sala in the hospital
Veteran comedian and filmmaker, Moses Olaiya, better known as Baba Sala, has finally passed on at the age of 82.
Comedian Gbenga Adeyinka broke the news on Tuesday night via Instagram...

He shared,“We lost him. What a great loss! An icon is gone.” But his death should not come as a surprise for showbiz followers. Before now, he had been reported dead many times.  Baba Sala fell  ill and solicited for funds to treat himself, but no one came to his rescue.
Baba Sala
He disclosed his illness at a briefing held on his biography due for presentation on December 4.
He stated, “I need help. Nigerians should help me. I am not dead yet; they should not let me die suffering”, he said.
Baba Sala’s first son, Reverend Dele Adejumo, had said he was suffering from poor medical treatment, as all his investments had been poorly managed.
Adejumo said, “He has investments, but they have all been wrecked by mismanagement. He also had a three-storey building in Mushin, Lagos, which he had to sell to offset debt incurred when his work, Orun Mooru, was pirated.
Baba Sala
“We still have some of his recorded works not in public yet but machines that will be used to transform them to an acceptable format are not easily available. We do not have the kind of money they are charging us.
“We have been told that baba needs a lot of money for medical treatment abroad. He is suffering from a stroke and other ailments.
“There are many people of his age who are not like this. We are trying our best as family members. We take him to the teaching hospital weekly but he needs proper medical attention.”

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