Veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as “Oga Bello”, clocks 70 today, Monday, May 9, 2022.
He shared some thoughts about his new age on his Instagram page. Sharing a photo of himself, the actor noted that life made more meaning to him at 70, as he expressed gratitude to God for his family and career.
He wrote, “At 70, life makes more meaning to me through the blessings of family and endearing legacies of my career.
“Alhamdulillah for the grace of this day. Happy 70th birthday to me Aremu Adebayo Salami.”
His popular actor son, Femi Adebayo, also celebrated the veteran on his Instagram page.
Femi wrote, “My dear dad, today you are 70. I wish you happiness with good health and long life. You have been an amazing best friend, confidant, paddy, gist partner, in short, my everything.
“I pray that your joy will never know any boundaries. May God bless you with long life to continue to enjoy the fruit of your labour and may God continue to guide and guard you.
“Thank you for everything you’ve done for us!”
Fellow actor and son of Oga Bello, Tope Adebayo, also wished his father a happy birthday as he shared a picture of the celebrant on his Instagram page.
He wrote, “Oga Bello @70. Today we celebrate you Daddy; Daddy @70. I celebrate you, Daddy. I wish you long life and prosperity in good health.
“Thank you for being an amazing Dad. May the good Lord shower you with loads of joy and happiness. God bless your new age sir.”
Oga Bello began his acting career in 1964, and produced his first movie “Ogun Ajaye” in 1985.
Since then, he had produced and directed many Yoruba movies.
He has also featured in many blockbuster movies.
Oga Bello was a pioneer member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners and also served as President of the association.
Happy 70th Birthday to a pathfinder!