[TR Ent] No English Movies! May Be They Don’t Consider My English Good Enough – Adebayo Salami Speaks

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as Oga Bello, says he finds it difficult to explain why he doesn’t get roles in English-speaking movies.

Salami made this statement in a recent interview with The Point Newspaper.

Salami, noted that there’s a possibility that the English film producers have the impression that his command of English is not good enough.

He explained that he would never lobby for a movie role but rather promote his culture by devoting his full attention to Yoruba movies.


“They do not invite me to feature in English movies and I cannot lobby for it. Maybe they feel that my spoken English is not up to standard; I do not know honestly,” Salami said.

“The fact is that I would give Yoruba movie more priority than English movies, because I like to promote my culture. My culture is who I am and where I belong to.

“Anytime I get invitations, I am ready because for me, acting is acting; the only difference is the medium of expression.

“If they invite me, I would surprise them. I have done more than eight English movies in the past”. he said.

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Oga Bello said he is happy that his children are following his step in the movie industry, saying that he’s fulfilled to have such uncommon grace.

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