Nollywood Stars Unite to Celebrate Baba Agbako’s 100th Birthday
Nollywood Legends Honor Baba Agbako on His Momentous 100th Birthday
In a grand celebration, Nollywood celebrities have come together to honor and celebrate the remarkable life of Abdulsalam Sanyaolu, popularly known as “Baba Agbako,” as he reaches the momentous milestone of 100 years. This legendary figure in the Nigerian film industry was showered with heartfelt tributes on various Instagram platforms, accompanied by a display of his cherished picture.
Among those paying homage was Adebayo Salami, who expressed deep respect for the iconic veteran, saying, “A highly respected veteran is 100 today. This means a lot to us in the movie industry. May everything good not turn bad in your hands, Pa Charles Olumo.” The significance of this occasion resonated throughout the film fraternity, as Bolaji Amusan, the national president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), extended his warm wishes, proclaiming, “Happy centenary birthday to Pa Charles Sanyaolu Olumo…many happy returns, sir.”
Actor Kunle Afod also shared his joy, raising the question, “Pa Charles Olumo clocks 100 years today. Happy birthday, sir…Is he the oldest? Is this another record from Nigeria?” The industry’s admiration for Baba Agbako was further vocalized by Damola Olatunji, who exclaimed, “Whaoooooo! Baba Agbako is 100 years old today. Happy champagne age birthday, baba. A true thespian who deserves a national honor. A living legend. I pray that God will continue to keep our oldest actor in good health. AMEN.”
Joining in the chorus of well-wishers, Adeniyi Johnson conveyed his heartfelt appreciation, saying, “I celebrate you, baba…Thank God for good life and sound health…Happy 100 years birthday, sir…continue to wax strong and stronger. BABA AGBAKO.”
Born on 19 February 1923 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Sanyaolu’s journey to stardom began from humble beginnings. He started as a mechanic at Tinubu Square in Lagos and even dabbled in amateur boxing. However, it was in 1953, in Lagos State, that he embarked on his acting career, capturing the hearts of audiences with his remarkable talent. Throughout the years, he has become renowned for his captivating performances in action-packed Yoruba films.
As Baba Agbako celebrates a century of existence, the Nigerian film industry and fans alike can’t help but marvel at his indomitable spirit and the invaluable contributions he has made. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of actors and serve as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Nigerian cinema.