Happy 70th Birthday Adebayo Salami - Nigerian Celebrities Birthdays

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Happy 70th Birthday Adebayo Salami

Happy Birthday Adebayo Salami popularly known by his stage name Oga Bello, is a veteran Nigerian actor, filmmaker, movie producer, and director.

Although Salami is of Kwara descent, he was born on 9 May 1952 in Lagos State where he had both his primary and secondary education.

He began his acting career in 1964, with a group called Young Concert Party, under the leadership of Ojo Ladipo, popularly known as Baba Mero. After a few years, the group changed its name to Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group, and later metamorphosed into Awada Kerikeri Theatre Group. Following the demise of Ojo Ladipo in 1978, Salami took the mantle of leadership of the group, which brought him into the limelight.

He featured in the first Yoruba film, Ajani Ogun, in which the late Adeyemi Afolayan, the father of Kunle Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan, plays the lead role.

He was also featured in a movie titled Kadara by Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade love). He later featured in the popular Nigerian comedy series Comedy half hour with the stage name Oga Bello.

He produced his first movie, Ogun Ajaye, in 1985, from the stable of Awada Kerikeri.

Since 1985, he has produced, directed, and featured in several Yoruba movies.

He was a pioneer member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, and also served as president of the association.

Oga Bello is a devote Muslim, he is married to at least 2 women (the first is Alhaja Ejide) and has exactly 18 children including Femi Adebayo and Kemi Adebayo. He loves to listen to apala, sakara, and Fuji.

May God bless your new age

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