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Adebayo Salami 7 things you should know about 'Oga Bello'

Today, May 9 is Adebayo Salami's birthday. Check out seven things every fan should know.

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Femi Adebayo and dad, Adebayo Salami play

Femi Adebayo and dad, Adebayo Salami

(Naija Gist)

Adebayo Salami who is popularly called Oga Bello is a  veteran Nigerian actor, filmmaker, movie producer and director.

Today, May 9 is the veteran's birthday, and to celebrate him, Pulse Nigeria have put together seven things every true fan should know about him.

Here we go;

1. Born on May 9, 1953 in Lagos State, Salami is a native of Kwara State.

Kunle Afolayan, Oga Bello, Femi Adebayo play

Kunle Afolayan, Oga Bello, Femi Adebayo

 

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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.

Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello cutting his 60thbirthday cake in 2013 play

Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello cutting his 60thbirthday cake in 2013

(Movie Moments)

 

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." 

Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko play

Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko

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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.

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Watch Oga Bello in Ogun" below.

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