The Yoruba movie industry has lost another prominent figure. Fasasi Olabankewin, popularly known as Dagunro in the Yoruba movie industry, is dead.
Sources close to the actor said Olabankewin had battled an undisclosed ailment in the last few years. He gave up the ghost in Lagos on Wednesday.
Known for taking on roles portraying Yoruba culture and tradition, Olabankewin had produced some movies and featured in several others.
Some of the movies he featured in are JJC, Malu Funfun and Atanpako. Actors like Murphy Afolabi, Muyideen Oladapo and Lookman Raji were said to have passed through him at different times in the past.
The Osun State Secretary, Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Ademola Adedokun, said Olabankewin died in Lagos of an undisclosed ailment.
Adedokun added that the late thespian was to be buried in the family compound on Thursday.
But by 6pm last night, Olabankewin’s corpse had yet to arrive.