Adebayo Salami Oga Bello: Nollywood English Producers Think I Can’t Speak Fluently Like Jide Kosoko

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September 4, 2016 –Adebayo Salami Oga Bello: Why I Don’t Act Nollywood English Movies Like Jide Kosoko

Adebayo Salami Oga Bello: Nollywood English Movie Producers Think I Can’t Speak Fluently Like Jide Kosoko

Veteran Nollywood actor Adebayo Salami has finally opened up on why he is yet to feature in a Nollywood English movie.

The seasoned actor told Potpourri today that he speaks English fluently but doesn’t feature in any to preserve the Yoruba culture.

He admitted that producers are not calling him for English movies because many of them think he can’t speak English fluently like his colleague Jide Kosoko.

In his words:

“Well, I cannot speak for those people that did not invite me, they have their personal reasons and I don’t want to go into it so much but I am sure if am invited I can express myself and I can interpret roles in English. I don’t normally participate in English films like Jide Kosoko does but I must confess to you, if you come to me and you want to pay N1 million for a film and I have another script of Yoruba movie that wants to pay me N200,000 I prefer to go for Yoruba film. No harm meant by that, Yoruba is my language,and it is my culture I want to promote the most”

9 thoughts on “Adebayo Salami Oga Bello: Nollywood English Producers Think I Can’t Speak Fluently Like Jide Kosoko

  1. Oga Bello anyday, anytime I appreciate you. You no what suits you best, but come to think of it, 1m to 200k the margin is on the high side. Hope you will just think twice.

  2. Make you talking true say you are didn’t sabi to be speaking English. Why are you form? Na womens are form. Eberybody is a knower of say English is didn’t easy for mouth. Is a hard. Is not us weyris have English so we are even try to sabi am. Is a language weyris coming from over the sea, and is a go one day. So if you are not sabi to speak am, make you no form.

  3. @fifelomo that price tag he mentioned was just forming like @bench said.. i believe he speaks English fluently because he conducted this interview in English but i sense that statement was made to attract English movie roles.

    #clueless human
    #IT_CAN_ONLY_GET_BETTER

  4. Hmmmmn?so youare into acting more for promotion of culture than for money . Tell that to the marines !!! If the English Producers come calling just suggest use of TelePrompTer. It might aid fluency. All the best !!!

  5. When am reading comments without even look at the source, when I get to certain level of reading i know it belongs to bench,and funny enough when I scroll up to see who the writer is,believe me it’s bench product. Lol

  6. PLEASE DO NOT BE ASHAMED , EVEN IF YOU CAN NOT SPEAK FLUENTLY , IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE UNEDUCATED. YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR.

    READING ENGLISH OR HAVE A DEGREE IN ENGLISH DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD SPEAK FLUENTLY, I THINK IT IS A GIFT, FOR SOME PEOPLE.

    THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SPEAK FLUENTLY , BUT CAN NOT WRITE GOOD SPELLING QUEEN ENGLISH. A LOT OF WHITE PEOPLE CAN NOT SPEAK GOOD QUEEN ENGLISH.

    I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO SPEAK USELESS ENGLISH, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN UNEDUCATED.

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