Polygamous Dad-Of-18, Adebayo Salami Unveils His Major Fear In Life

One of the greatest fears of parents is for them to be alive while their children die before them. The same thing goes for the children, no child ever prays for him or her to die before his aged parents.

In a sit down interview with PUNCH, veteran Yoruba genre actor in Nollywood, Adebayo Salami popularly known as Oga Bello, shared his greatest fear in life. According to the polygamous dad-of-18, his major fear is that he doesn’t want his 104-year-old mother to bury him.

In essence, the actor said he wants his mother to die before him so that could give her a befitting burial. Though the Nollywood star who recently celebrated his 67th birthday admitted that people don’t die at a young age in his family, one cannot compare the life they lived then to now. He said:

“My mother is 104 years old, while my father died in 2004 at the age of 102. We live long in my family. However, you cannot compare how they lived in the past with how we live now. I am still very young, though I don’t want to get too old before I die.”

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Speaking about his new age, the actor admitted that God had been merciful to him. He stated,

“I thank Allah for what he has done in my life. I am fulfilled at 67, but one of those things I still pray to God for is that I don’ want to die before my mother.

I want to be the one to bury her by His grace. I also want good health and long life. Apart from all this, I am satisfied. I am still relevant in my industry. I am contented financially and my children are doing well.”

Speaking about his career and being called ‘old school’, Oga Bello who has been in the business for over 5 decades said:

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“Young actors, who think I am outdated, are making a big mistake. If we didn’t pave the way for them, they would not be where they are today. Also, they shouldn’t forget they will grow old someday too.

A young person cannot act the role of an old man. I have played the role of a lover boy in the past and I graduated into other roles. I just came back from a location a few days ago and I was given a role that suited my age.

These young ones have not even met the standards we set. I don’t want to be stagnant in life. Even when I was young, I didn’t enjoy as I do now.”

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