-Attends Oga Bello’s 15th annual Ramadan lecture
On Thursday, June 16, 2016,veteran actor cum film maker, Alhaji Adebayo Salami, famously known as Oga Bello, organized the 15th edition of his annual Ramadan lecture and prayer tagged, ‘Ramadan Iftar With Oga Bello’, and was well attended.
The programme which held at his Ikorodu, Lagos residence was officiated by Sheikh Abdul Rasaq Woleola of ALMUBINS islamic society which Oga Bello also belongs.
The event was graced by top shots in the movie industry, including Tunde Kelani, Jide Kosoko, Tajudeen Gbadamosi (Coach), Adio Majester, Yinka Quadri, Fathia Balogun,Bose Bello and others.
However, the arrival of Jide Kosoko at the occasion caused a stir, being the first time he would be stepping out since his wife, Henrietta passed on.
A special prayer was offered for the chubby actor by the cleric who equally advised Kosoko to take solace in God on the death of the talented actress.
In his remark, Kosoko said, “I am happy to be here today. I was touched by the sermon delivered here today by our knowledgeable scholar. May God increase him in knowledge and wisdom. I also thank my very good brother and friend, Oga Bello, who is always there for me, and for inviting me to this gathering. May God continue to be with him.”
In his comment, the chief host, Oga Bello expressed appreciation to Allah on the success of the event. He also consoled Kosoko on the death of his wife. He equally prayed Allah to strengthen and give him fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Speaking further, Baba Oni Baba,as Oga Bello is also fondly addressed, said, “I know you to be a strong man, but you should continue to be strong and keep faith in God. You can remember I gave you a proverb when you lost your first wife, stick to that proverb. But I won’t make that public here today so that I won’t be misquoted. I pray God will continue to strengthen you.”
Also speaking at the occasion, versatile theatre practitioner, Yinka Quadri said “I give glory to Almighty Allah for witnessing this year’s Ramadan and being part of this gathering. The lecture delivered here today was one of its kind. I pray to Allah to continually give me the opportunity to attend the subsequent ones.
“I also thank Oga Bello and Prince Jide Kosoko for being my mentors and leaders. I am particularly grateful to be here today. I pray Allah will continue to strengthen our relationship while I console Prince Jide Kosoko on the death of Henrietta. May God continue to give him the power to overcome the ugly incident.”
However, encomium.ng’s effort to have an interview with Kosoko on his wife’s death was rebuffed.
“What do you expect me to say, my brother? Please, I can’t talk now. When it’s time, I will surely talk to you.”
-TADE ASIFAT for encomium.ng