Adebayo Salami who is popularly called Oga Bello is a veteran Nigerian actor, filmmaker, movie producer and director. Adebayo Salami is one of the fore fathers in the Yoruba sector of the industry. He is known for his great talents and skills which he exhibits in his movies.
Today, May 9 is the veteran’s birthday, and to celebrate him, We have put together seven things every true fan should know about him.
1. Born on May 9, 1953 in Lagos State, Salami is a native of Kwara State.
2. 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.
3. He featured in the first Yoruba film, “Ajani Ogun,” which starred the late Adeyemi Afolayan as the lead character.
4. He earned the name Oga Bello for his role in the popular Nigerian comedy series “Comedy half hour.”
5. He produced his first movie, “Ogun Ajaye”, in 1985
6. In 2014, the filmamker was one of the recipients of the Special Recognition Award by the organisers of Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards.
7. The actor is the father of popular award winning Yoruba actor, Femi Adebayo, Sadiq Adebayo, Tope Adebayo.