Yoruba actor Femi Adebayo who now acts as the Special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed of Kwara State has said his recent appointment would not make him abandon movie acting.
The son of the popular veteran actor, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello says he has no regrets for taking up the appointment. “I was called to serve and I would give it all I got. Serving as the special assistant to the governor of Kwara State is a huge distraction but I do not mind because the society has given me so much and it is time for me to give back. I cannot remember the last time I went to a movie location.”
In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor shut down rumours that he was gradually quitting acting for politics, emphasising that his post is only an appointment and not an elective one.
“I am not a politician. It is an appointment and not an elective post. It is a call to serve and the governor believes that I am capable enough to handle the area of arts, culture and tourism of my state and that is why I was appointed, I am not a politician,” he said.
Known to be a ladies’ man, the actor modestly refused the title, claiming that he has mutual respect for all his fans both male and female. He also told Saturday Beats about his plans for marriage.
“I am not a ladies’ man. My female fans appreciate my work and I appreciate my fans as well.”
When asked on his plans on marital life anytime soon, the actor simply said, “I am waiting for God’s time.”