A hundred thousand nairas was gifted to Pa Charles Olumo, a veteran Nollywood actor also known as Agbako, by a clergyman named Agbala Gabriel in celebration of his 100th birthday. On July 10th, Pa Charles reached a remarkable milestone and received a generous donation while attending a Thanksgiving event. Several celebrities expressed their felicitations on Instagram by sharing his photo.
Adebayo Salami, a highly respected veteran in the movie industry, acknowledged the significance of Pa Charles turning 100 and wished him well, hoping that everything would continue to go smoothly in his life. Bolaji Amusan, the national president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), extended birthday greetings to Pa Charles, emphasizing his return to happiness and good health.
Actor Kunle Afod also congratulated Pa Charles on his 100th birthday, expressing curiosity about whether he was the oldest person and pondering if this milestone marked another record for Nigeria. Damola Olatunji described Pa Charles as a living legend, a true thespian deserving of national recognition, and prayed for his continued well-being. Adeniyi Johnson celebrated the longevity and vitality of Pa Charles, wishing him a happy 100th birthday and hoping for his strength to increase even further.
In addition to the clergyman’s gift, fans and well-wishers of Pa Charles contributed a total of N180,000 as a birthday present. Many others gathered at his residence to celebrate his special day, dancing and rejoicing with the veteran actor.
Agbako, born on February 19, 1923, in Abeokuta, Ogun, initially worked as a mechanic at Tinubu Square in Lagos and pursued amateur boxing. He ventured into acting in 1953, based in Lagos state, and gained recognition for his action roles in Yoruba films. His filmography includes notable movies such as ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Jagun,’ ‘Amin Orun,’ ‘Aiye,’ ‘Jayesinmi,’ ‘Soworo Ide,’ ‘Igbo Dudu,’ and more.