Tobi, the 18th child of veteran Yoruba actor, Adebayo Salami who is popularly known as Oga Bello, has graduated from the London University. Not many people are aware of the fact that the actor has 18 children who are all graduates.
Tobi, who is the 18th child and the latest graduate in the Salami clan a degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance from the University of Roehampton, London today.
The veteran actor’s son, Femi, who interestingly is also an actor, broke the news, which took many by surprise.
The 64-year-old veteran actor, who has 17 of his children as graduates, added another feather when the 18th child graduated. Here, the proud brother, Actor Femi Adebayo poses with sister, Tobi.
Not a few may find it interesting to know four of his children namely Femi, Tope, Sodiq and Rilwan are also in the film industry.
In a recent interview, the soft-spoken thespian opened up on fatherhood and how he was able to raise all 18 children in a polygamous home.
Reacting to Femi’s appointment as the Special Adviser on Art, Culture and Tourism to Kwara State governor, Abdufatah Ahmed. He said, “I am happy. It’s a thing of joy and part of the good things of life that your children are progressing. Alhamdulillahi, and I will continue to thank Allah for that. Allah loves who thanks Him always. So, I will be eternally grateful to Him. I also thank our amiable Governor Ahmed Abdulfatah for believing in my son. The Governor believes in his ability to project the culture of the state, that’s why he appointed Femi Adebayo. I really thank him for the opportunity he gave him to serve the state.
On if he intends to marry more wives, “Nothing like that anymore. My children can marry and be married now. Some have been having babies. So, what more do I want from God other than thanking Him.”
On raising his children, he said, “It’s God. I don’t have any other thing or person behind everything in my life except Almighty Allah. And just like our father in the industry, Adebayo Faleti always addresses me, Oga Bello, the man with uncommon favour. It’s favour from Almighty God Allah. That’s why I will continue to worship Him and be faithful to Him. ”