Nigerian comedy pioneer and father of modern comedy, Moses Olaiya Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala, a native of Ilesha, Osun State of Nigeria was born in 1936. Baba Sala is a comedian, dramatist, and actor.
Baba Sala is a prolific filmmaker. He started his career in a show business as a Highlife musician back in 1964 when he lead a group popularly known as Federal Rhythm Dandies. It was in this band that Baba Sala tutored and guided the Ondo-born popular juju musician, King Sunny Ade. Back then, King Sunny Ade was the leader of the guitar player gang of Baba Sala's Federal Rhythm Dandies.
Baba Sala played his comedy, drama and acting profession alongside co-great dramatists like Hubert Ogunde, Kola Ogunmola, Oyin Adejobi and Duro Ladipo.
Baba Sala, the great comedian
Baba Sala's publicized works include the following filmographies
- Orun Mooru (1982)
- Aare Agbaye (1983)
- Mosebolatan (1985)
- Tokunbo (1985>
- Obee Gbona (1989)
- Diamond (1990)
- Agba Man (1992)
- Return Match (1993)
- Ana Gomina (1996)
Baba Sala is a legend, founder, and father of Nigerian Comedy and one of the major contributors to the growth of art and theatre in Nigeria. He has participated in drama shown at home, television show and strategic cinemas.