Actors that started their careers as child stars: Veterans like Jide Kosoko and Adebayo Salami even started their careers in the days of legendary theater arts pioneer, Hubert Ogunde. They started from the days of stage play and black and white movies. It is extremely difficult to stay in the spotlight as stars with fame all across the country and continue to maintain talent and integrity in their craft.
We are celebrating Nollywood actors from both the Yoruba and English movie industry who started their careers as child stars.
1) Adebayo Salami:
The 65-year-old actor popularly known as Oga Bello started his career as a stage play act in 1964. Ever since then, he has perfected his talented and created a household name for himself. He is an actor, filmmaker, producer and director. Oga Bello also passed his legacy down to his children who have also made a name for themselves in the movie industry.
2) Jide Kosoko:
Kosoko, a 65-year-old boss in the movie industry started as a child star, also in 1964. He began acting after he was recommended for a role by his uncle. The veteran has written and produced his own films and stage plays. His fame really rose after he produced his first movie Asiri n la in 1992.