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Oga Bello

Oga Bello

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

1952

09 April 1952

Born

Oga Bello was born on May 9, 1952

1964

14 July 1964

Career

Oga Bello embarked on his acting career in 1964 with the Young Concert Party, which later evolved into the Awada Kerikeri Theatre Group, and he gained recognition when he took over as the group's leader after Ojo Ladipo's death in 1978; he appeared in notable films such as Ajani Ogun and Kadara, and gained popularity through the Nigerian comedy series Comedy half hour as Oga Bello; in 1985, he produced his first film Ogun Ajaye and has since been involved in the production, direction, and acting of various Yoruba movies, while also serving as a founding member and president of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners.


1970

14 July 1970

Early life and education

Despite being of Kwara descent, Salami was born on May 9, 1953, in Lagos State, where he received his primary and secondary education.

2014

14 July 2014

Awards

At the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards, Oga Bello was honored with an award


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