Yoruba Actor, Fasasi ‘Dagunro’ Olabankewin Is Dead!

Written by on June 13, 2019

Seun Oloketuyi, the CEO of Best Of Nollywood, announced the passing away of actor and producer, FasasiDagunroOlabankewin on social media. He is an actor famous for playing traditional roles in several Yoruba epic movies.


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A prominent Nollywood actor, Fasasi Olabanke, popularly known as Dagunro is dead. We learnt that the Osogbo born actor who is known for his traditional roles in several epic movies died this morning (Thursday). Details later…


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According to Oloketuyi, the Osogbo born actor died on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Osogbo, Osun State. Dagunro has two sons, who are also theatre arts practitioners. They are Kazeem Iyanda Olabankewin and Jamiu Olabankewin.

Dagunro and son, Jamiu are popular faces in Nollywood movies. [Instagram/Dagunro olabankewin]


Details of the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed to the public as at time of filing this report.

Dagunro’s death makes it the seventh among members of the Association of National Theatre Arts Practitioners and 16th in Nollywood as an industry and this update is coming one month after the death of Henry Okoro, a Nollywood director and producer, who died in a car crash.


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