Veteran Nollywood actor Adebayo Salami, better known as Oga Bello, has hit the landmark age of 70, and his family and celebrities in the Nigerian entertainment industry are greatly excited about it.
Many movie lovers on Monday took to their Instagram pages to celebrate the Nollywood icon who had dedicated most of his lifetime to the industry.
His son, Femi Adebayo, described how close he had been to his father, referring to him as his “aproko partner”.
“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, padi, aproko 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 have done for us.”
Also, his age-long colleague in the industry, Jide Kosoko, eulogised him as he wrote, “Egbon mi Aremu omo Agbogunleri. Iwo na ko, Olorun ni, continue to live your life.
“Happy birthday to the leader of leaders, 70th is the number. Almighty Allah will continue to be with you and your family. Congrats egbon.”
In another post, Femi and other children were seen walking the veteran actor to a new SUV they got for him as their birthday present
He wrote, “I’ve always known my Dad to be a disciplinarian … My Daddy never cries but today, he couldn’t hold the emotions… I couldn’t also hold mine honestly. I’m so grateful to Almighty God that Daddy could see this day and he made it possible for us to deliver this gift.
“Happy 70th Daddy, we love you.”
Similarly, actress Bukola Awoyemi, popularly known as Arugba, said, “See who is 70, my daddy. Hip hip hip hurray! Knowing you have always been a great privilege, the father-daughter relationship is what I don’t want to end, keep being good daddy.
“Wishing you long life and prosperity in good health and great wealth in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.”
Actress Adebimpe Oyemade-Adedimeji, in her congratulatory message, said, “Daddy looking peng.
“Happy birthday to a living legend, an icon, a great role model to many, a wonderful mentor, keep shining daddy in good health and plenty wealth daddy. God bless you today and forever.”
Adeniyi Johnson, wrote, “Happy birthday daddy. We love you and appreciate you.
“Thank you for being a father indeed, good health and peace of mind for the rest of your life sir.”