Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello is a veteran Nollywood actor, producer and director. He was born in Lagos in the year 1953, though he hails from kwara state. He started his acting career at a very young age of 13 in 1964 with a group called Young Concert Party now known as Awada Kerikeri Theater group, under the guidance of Baba Mero (Ojo Ladipo). After the death of Ojo Ladipo in 1978, Adebayo took over the mantle of leadership of the group, which brought him into limelight.
He featured in his first Yoruba movie "Ajani Ogun" in 1976 which was directed by Ola balogun, the movie was about a young Hunter ,Ajani Ogun, who fights a vicious and corrupt politician. He has featured in several movies after that.
In 1985, he produced his first Yoruba movie, Ogun Ajaye, from the stable of Awada Kerikeri.
He was a former president of the Nigerian Theater Arts Practitioner.
Oga Bello is the father of 18 children, he has nine daughters and nine sons. 5 of his children are involved in the movie industry, the most popular of them are Kemi, Femi and Tope Adebayo. He is married to 2 women who had these wonderful children. He met his first wife in primary School, her name is Alhaja Ejide and he met his second wife through his younger sister. His eldest son is Wale Adebayo, which is not to be confused with another famous Nigerian actor with the same name. Adebayo Salami's firstborn is the Managing Director of a cleaning and landscaping company Flexykli.
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