The actor was one of the early members of Nollywood, playing comedic roles alongside Baba Suwe. He joined the comedy group, Alawada Theatre in 1974 where he played several roles.
Comedian, Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel took to Facebook to announce the news of his sad passing. He wrote:
“Alhaji Yekini Oyedele popularly known as Babalegba died in the early hours of today (midnight precisely)
“He joined Alawada Theatre Group in 1974 and was playing comic roles along with Baba Sala, sometimes he played Babalawo, Police officer but most time one comic role to another. He is a friend of the family and supporter of my Daddy till his death. He used to be called Sunday Ikubolaje then before he went to Mecca and he turned Muslim.
“Personally, he contributed a lot to my success too. May your soul rest in perfect peace, baba.”