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Legendary actor, Charles Olumo ‘Agbako’ turns 94

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Legendary actor, Charles Olumo ‘Agbako’ turns 94 

Millennials might not know him but Charles Olumo was one of the most popular faces on tv in the 80s and 90s

Today is the 94th birthday of veteran actor, Alhaji Abudulsalam Sanyaolu better known as Charles Olumo or Agbako. 

One of the first set of film actors in the Nigerian movie scene, Abeokuta born Charles Olumo started his career in a church in his native town before hitting the mainstream. He was known for his radical and rascally mode of acting which earned him a cliche as a villain in his early days of acting. 

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With contemporaries like Hubert Ogunde, Duro Ladipo, Baba Sala, Oyin Adejobi amongst others, Charles Olumo is one of the living legends from the old order of filmmakers and actors. 

‘Baba Agbako’ has however had his own fair share of celebrity scandals chief of which was a long time rumour that he was the biological father of Fuji star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma. Although that rumour might have been laid to rest now, it was quite overwhelming at some point which led to the Yoruba actor clearing the air that the rumour was indeed far from the fact. 

Agbako admitted dating Pasuma’s mother when she was under the tutelage of his colleague, Moses Olaiya better known as Baba Sala, but refuted being the musician’s father. He admitted that Pasuma had infact been born while they were dating. 

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Agbako however has his own children but non is known to have taken after their father’s profession in the movie industry. 

As Charles Olumo celebrates his 94th birthday, different encomiums have been sent out to the living legend one of which is a message by Baba Sala’s son. 

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Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel in a social media post extolled the virtue of Charles Olumo describing him as a great man. 

“We all know this great man, Charles Olumo popularly called Agbako. Baba is celebrating 94th years in the land of the living today. He is an icon worth celebrating. Please let’s wish this great man Happy Birthday.”

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