Monday, 9 May 2016

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Adebayo Salami Oga Bello clocks 63 years of age

Oga bello celebrates new age with his birthday

Adebayo Salami Oga Bello,the popular Yoruba actor, movie producer and director today celebrates his birthday as he clocks 63 years of age.
It was only 2 years ago,2014 to be exact that Oga Bello marked his 50th year on the stage.Oga Bello age-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.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.Oga Bello took the mantle of leadership of the group following the demise of Ojo Ladipo in 1978.Adebayo Salami featured in the first Yoruba film, Ajani Ogun, in which the late Adeyemi Afolayan aka Ade Love, the father of Kunle Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan, was the lead actor.






 He starred in the popular Nigerian comedy series Comedy Half Hour with the stage name Oga Bello.The actor produced his first movie, Ogun Ajaye, in 1985, from the stable of AwadaSince 1985, he has produced, directed and featured in well over 50 Yoruba movies.Adebayo Salami was a pioneer member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, and also served as president of the guild.
Oga Bello family.
oga bello and his popular son actor femi Adebayo
One of Oga Bello’s wivesRisikat Adebayo is a renowned movie marketer. She owns Ejide Films.Apart from Femi Adebayo, who has become a household name in Nollywood, two other of Oga Bello’s children, Tope Adebayo (movie director) and Sodiq Adebayo(production manager) are doing well in the Nigerian movie industry. Oga Bello has 17 children; 15 of them are graduates while the other two are still in the university.








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