By Oluwafemi Dosu
Today, June 26, legendary Gospel Actor and Radio Presenter, Evangelist Wole Olaleye is being celebrated across the world as he clocks sixty years.
A celebration ceremony was hosted for him in the early hours of today virtually which brought together thespian, veterans and family members across the globe, Gospel Film News can confirm.
In his congratulatory message, Kolade Segun-Okeowo noted that Olaleye is a general of the Drama Ministry, saying he is a Drama Minister who holds the record of being the one who has acted in most films.
He added that the legend is a Father of Fathers, a worthy Egbon (Elder Brother), dependable Ally, a golden treasure of the drama world, recalling that little wonder the devil attempted to take him away some years ago. “We are celebrating you today and always. We honour you for the many years of selfless service. We praise your zeal and sacrifices to Evangelical Drama. Congratulations EGBON !!! If the Lord tarries, we shall join you to celebrate 70, 80, 90, 100 in good health and prosperity,” he added.
Evangelist Adedeji Adekusibe on behalf of the Peacemakers Family stated that Olaleye is a special brother and an Icon In the Drama/Film Ministry, praying that as Olaleye joins the Elders’ league at 60, the Lord who has brought him this far will never leave him nor forsake him, God will continue to watch over him and sustain him.
The chairman, ANCEDRAM Osun State, Evangelist Adefisoye on behalf of members, state excos and Elders of Osun State Ancedram also felicitated with Olaleye, saying he is Osun State own boy of 6 decades, a man of God’s heart, an evangelist of all seasons, a soldier in the body of Christ, a man that always pants after the well-being of the retirees, the one and only ‘Oro kanka’. He prayed that Olaleye will live to eat the fruit of his labour, he will not labour in vain and by the time he would be giving account of stewardship on earth to his master (God), may he not miss it in Jesus name. Amen
He ended his message with the book of Isaiah 40:31(But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.) praying that his strength shall be renewed like that of 18 year old boy.
Reverend Fisayo Akinraye said: “Congratulations to a living legend, sir may God Almighty continue to be with you and grant you more grace to do exploit for Him in Jesus’ name. Happy Birthday Sir.”
Make Effect guru, Paul Eniola Aremu noted that: “Congratulations to our father, baba awa omo’ta Jesu that I used to call him. You will live to fulfill purpose and succeed all round in Jesus name. Happy birthday sir.”
According to CrownRaphael, Olaleye is a Drama General whom his advise and support is a strength and courage to the sons in drama ministry. He therefore wished him a Happy birthday.
Adiitu Olaniyi described Olaleye as world role model in Christian drama industry, praying that may his days be long with good health and peace of God in all ramifications.