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Veteran Actor Adebayo Salami Aka “Oga Bello” marks his birthday today 9th May, 2017

Femi Adebayo and dad, Adebayo Salami Femi Adebayo and dad, Adebayo Salami

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

Born May 9, 1953 in Lagos State, Oga Bello 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.

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

He 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.

Since 1985, he has produced, directed and featured in several Yoruba movies. He was also a pioneer member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners and also served as president of the association.

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