Adebayo Salami: 11 things you should know about the popular Yoruba actor as he clocks 63 today

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    Adebayo Salami. Photo: Facebook
    Adebayo Salami. Photo: Facebook

    Popular Yoruba actor, movie producer and director, Adebayo Salami, better known as Oga Bello is 63 years old today.

    The veteran actor celebrated being on stage for 50 years in 2014.

    Adebayo ‘Oga Bello’ Salami and Jide Kosoko at the latter’s 60th birthday celebration, January 2014, Lagos. Photo: NET

    READ: ‘How I got the name ‘Oga Bello’, Adebayo Salami

    In celebration of the highly respected actor, we bring you 11 facts about him you have to know…

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    1. A native of Kwara State, Adebayo Salami was born on May 9, 1953 in Lagos State where he had both his primary and secondary education.
    2. His acting career started in 1964 with a group called Young Concert Party, under the leadership of late 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.

      (Adebayo Salami is 62 today. Photo: Filed)
      (Adebayo Salami is 62 today. Photo: Filed)

    3. Oga Bello took the mantle of leadership of the group following the demise of Ojo Ladipo in 1978.
    4. Adebayo Salami featured in the first Yoruba film, Ajani Ogun, in which the late Adeyemi Afolayan, the father of Kunle Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan, was the lead actor.
    5. He starred in the popular Nigerian comedy series Comedy Half Hour with the stage name Oga Bello.

      Adebayo Salami and Fathia Balogun on a movie set.
      Adebayo Salami and Fathia Balogun on a movie set.

    6. The actor produced his first movie, Ogun Ajaye, in 1985, from the stable of Awada Kerikeri.<a target="_blank" href="http://admin.thenet.ng/?attachment_id=381226" rel="attachment …Read More

      Source:: The NET