Comic actor Hafiz Oyetoro popularly referred to as ‘Saka’ a character which has since brought him fame and wealth has been celebrated as he clocked the golden age of 50.
Saka was honored by his students and colleagues at the Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education,Ijaniki Lagos where he is a lecturer with attendance by numerous students, fellow lecturers and even royal fathers around the area.
Oyetoro’s rise to fame can be traced to his days as a comic character on several sitcoms which include the Nigerian Police inspired ‘Area C’ and comedy series ‘House Apart’ not undermining his superb performance in Opa Williams ‘Abe le jayan’ where he plays ‘Baba Kafaya’. He has also featured in several Nollyhood flicks most prominently on Tunde Kilani directed ‘Campus Queen’ and ‘Saworoide’.
Either its a yoruba play or english speaking movie, Hafiz Oyetoro’s talents can not be estimated as he brings a challenge to the comic art from both languages which has the likes of Nkem Owoh,Babatunde Omidina,Bolaji Amusan etc as rivals.
However his move to advertising paved way for him above his peers and we soon saw him on jingles after jingles for the telecoms giant Etisalat which eventually led to his historic movement to a rival company MTN with the ‘I don port’ saga sorry advert.
Today,Mr. Oyetoro might be swimming in fame and opulence but things have not always been rosy for the Iseyin,Oyo state native who was trained in Dramatic arts at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University with a Masters degree in the same field from the premiere University of Ibadan.
Saka was born on 19th August 1963 and has since put in 23years professionally into acting beginning as a trainee on stage.
-Kayode K-blings Badmus
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