Saturday 8 December 2018

I once got burnt while playing Sango- Actor Wale Adebayo

Actor Wale Adebayo will always be remembered for his brilliant performance as lead actor in the 1997 movie Sango. He played the role so well that till now people still refer to him as Sango. 
In a recent interview, where he sympathized with a student of the University of Ibadan who recently got burnt while playing the part of Sango, he also shared his own experience while playing the role for a church play. 

He said “I have been playing the part of Sango since I was a kid. Even when I was in the church, we had a cultural troupe and I always acted Sango and of course, I would need to make fire come out of my mouth, this was in 1988. When I got into the university in 1992, the church was opening our Ibadan missionary building, the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria presented a cultural play as we had always done since we were children, During the play, when all the ladies bowed before Sango, I came from behind and breathed fire. What I had always done, which worked was to put kerosene in my mouth and spit it out, then the fire comes out. That has always been the routine but on this particular day, reverend fathers, governors and other dignitaries were seated, i did my normal stuff but unfortunately for me the play was done outdoors and it was a windy day. I did not take cognisance of the wind and that was how I got burnt. I still have the scars on my hand till date. Immediately I breathed the fire with kerosene in my mouth, the wind blew it back at me

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