Veteran actor, Taiwo Hassan, popularly known as Ogogo, recently turned 60, and had a lavish star-studded party to celebrate the landmark.
Well, Ogogo who is known for being a simple man, has now revealed why he had a lavish birthday ceremony.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the father of five and husband of two, revealed it was just a token of his appreciation to God for the gift of life and sound health.
He said, “I just want to thank God for bringing me into this world. Being 60 is a thing of joy for me. For example, my Kehinde (twin) is no more. My mother had four sets of twins. I’m the last set of twins and the only surviving one.
“My birthday celebration was not for me. It was to celebrate on behalf of my parents. My late parents would have been happy that God kept me alive. I lost my mother 19 years ago and my father, 49 years ago.
“I’m grateful for all my endeavours, my family. 60 years is not a joke. When God loves one it’s not because one is better; it’s just grace.
“When one attains a certain age, one needs to move closer to Allah. After all of life’s struggles, it’s only blessings that should follow.
“I met a lot of people in the movie industry but we are all doing fine now”.
The actor also said his birthday was an opportunity to give back to society.
“We started my 60th birthday from my hometown. I attended Christ Church School in Ilaro. I asked the authorities of the school what they wanted and they said they wanted a borehole. We spent over N500,000 on that. I wanted to give them books but it’s only the present generation that would benefit from that. However, water will outlive many generations if maintained properly,” he said.