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In the context of chanting incantations in Yoruba Nollywood, it is impossible to disregard the contributions of these three accomplished Nollywood icons: Ganiu Nofiu (Alapini Osa), Tajudeen Oyewole (Abijawara biekun), and Yinka Quadri, as well as Taofeeq Olawale (Digboluja), Fasasi Olabankewi (Dagunro), and Lalude. These actors excel in portraying the character of herbalists in films, bringing to life the rich tapestry of ancient Yoruba folklore.

Ganiu Nafiu (Alapini Oosa)

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The veteran Nollywood actor, Ganiu Nafiu, has been an active member of the film industry for over four decades.

Tajudeen Oyewole

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Tajudeen Oyewole, who is popularly known as Abija, is also a veteran actor recognized for his iconic self-proclaimed title “Emi Abijawarabiekun”. Additionally, he is famously known for the unique gesture of slapping his head during difficult situations when portraying the role of a herbalist in movies.

Fatai Oodua A.K.A Lalude

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Fatai Oodua is not a newcomer to the Nollywood industry, having started his career in acting over four decades ago. He is a veteran actor who has frequently played the role of a herbalist in several Yoruba movies.

Fasasi Olabankewi

Fasasi Olabankewi, although he has passed away, remains a versatile Yoruba actor and the father of Jamiu Olabankewi, who is also an actor. Dagunro’s impact on the rise of the Yoruba tradition within the industry since the 90s is indelible, and his memory in the movie industry cannot be easily forgotten. He was known for his iconic self-proclaimed title “Gudugudu Lemi, Emi O Fi Igba Kan Tura Le”. He passed away in 2019.

Taofeeq Olawale A.K.A Digboluja

Taofeeq Olawale is a rising Nollywood actor who primarily acts in Yoruba films. He has a remarkable ability to interpret his roles, particularly when playing the character of a herbalist in movies. He is popularly known for his self-proclaimed title “Emi Atofiseogunran Okunrin Ogun” and frequently portrays the role of a herbalist in Yoruba movies, garnering recognition for his performances.

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