We Bring to your Screen one of the vectren actor in the entertainment industry – Oga Bello popularly known as Adebayo Salami

We Bring to your Screen one of the vectren actor in the entertainment industry - Oga Bello popularly known as Adebayo Salami

We Bring to your Screen one of the vectren actor in the entertainment industry – Oga Bello popularly known as Adebayo Salami

Adebayo Salami popularly known by his stage name Oga Bello (born 9 May 1952), is a veteran Nigerian actor, filmmaker, film producer, and director

Adebayo Salami is married to two wives and has eighteen children (9 sons and 9 daughters)

Adebayo is of Kwara descent, and was born on 9 May 1953 in Lagos State where he had both his primary and secondary education.

Salami 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

Following the d£mise of Ojo Ladipo in 1978, Salami took the mantle of leadership of the group, which brought him into the limelight


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

He was 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

He produced his first movie, Ogun Ajaye, in 1985, from the stable of Awada Kerikeri

Since 1985, he has produced, directed, and featured in several Yoruba movies

He was a pioneer member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners and also the President of the Movie association

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