12 Things You Didn’t Know About Late Yoruba Actor, Dagunro

Fasasi Olabankewin, better known by his stage as Dagunro, was a famous Yoruba actor best known for portraying a herbalist in films.

Dagunro’s death came as a shock to his family, colleagues, and fans, leaving everyone in sadness. Today, we remember him, and this article discusses 12 facts you might not know about the late actor.

Things You Didn’t Know About Dagunro

1. He was thought and introduced to acting taught by Duro Ladipo.

2. He had only primary education.

3. He was once an Ajiwere (Ramadan nights ) performer and a mechanic.

4. He mentored top actors such as Murphy Afolabi, Muyideen Oladapo (Lala), Lukmon Raji, Kamiliu Compo and Ademola Tijani.

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6. He was brought to the limelight by his movie, ‘Sese De’ (JJC) but his most successful film is ‘Osa Eleye’, which did so well that his marketer bought him two buses.

7. He could not tolerate any film in which people kiss.

8. While his firstborn is a set designer, his thirdborn, Jamiu, is an actor.

9. He died during the early hours of Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Osogbo.

10. He battled with an undisclosed illness, which has kept him away from the movie scenes for a while.

11. Dagunro had only one wife though ladies put pressure on him even as an old man.

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12. He neither smoked nor drank.

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