Having spent thirty years on screen and stage, Edo State-born actor Paul Adams has continued to remain relevant in the acting industry. The actor clocked 60 on Saturday, January 28, and to mark his birthday, friends, family members and colleagues in the entertainment industry converged on the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, to celebrate with him on stage as he performed in Ayo Jayesimi’s ‘Itan – The Story’, where he featured as a lead actor.
Children from Little Saints Orphanage were also present to celebrate with the producer, presenter and graphic artist, who is a former Cartoon Editor with Vanguard Newspapers. The stage play was presented by the Thespian Family Theatre and Productions and features Yinka Davis, Hafis Oyetoro aka Saka, Lara Akinsola, Kryptic Kids, Dance Machine Empire, Zorah Julius and Henry Arnold.
“Clocking 60 is actually more of a delightful attainment for me more than anything else. It is an age I believe everybody in life hopes to attain and surpass. It gives me some feeling of achievement, so to say, especially against the backdrop of people one knows would have given anything to attain this age, but didn’t make it. That gives room for plenty of thanksgiving and gratitude to God for His mercy and faithfulness.
Crossing over from one decade to another for me feels like I am being given a fresh lease of life. But as they say, age is just a matter of figures. How one feels even at 70 or 80 is what counts. For me really, I feel younger than 60 and that gives me a bit of thrill” he enthused.
A thanksgiving service was also held at the Guiding Light Assembly in Parkview Estate, Ikoyi on Sunday, January 29, 2017.