Son of ace comedian, Moses Olaiya, Emmanuel, on Tuesday said his father, who was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan from Ilesa on Monday night, was responding to treatment after initial scare over the health of the 80-year-old actor.
Emmanuel said his father, popularly known as Baba Sala, requested for pounded yam this (Tuesday) afternoon after he was resuscitated by doctors at the hospital. He did not reveal the cause of his sickness but said the octogenarian needed oxygen when he was first taken to a hospital in Ilesa on Saturday.
“Baba Sala is getting better in UCH. He even demanded to be served pounded yam in the afternoon. He is speaking normally and responding to treatment. He felt uncomfortable on Saturday and he was taken to a hospital in Ilesa and he was better.
On Sunday, he felt sick again and returned to the hospital. The doctor said he would need oxygen to treat him properly.
After talking to our sister, who is a matron in UCH, it was decided that we should bring him to Ibadan since the doctors’ strike had ended. There is no serious cause for his discomfort but I think its old age. The symptom is common in old people.”
Emmanuel, whose stage name is Boi Sala, saidhe had received calls from people outside Nigeria, who wanted to know if his father was still alive.
“People called me to know if Baba Sala had died. I have told them that my father is alive and okay,” he said.
Abeg serve Baba Sala pounded yam with eje tutu. Baba no go die.