In 1982, when top Yoruba actor,Alhaji Taiwo Hassan popularly called Ogogo, starred in a stage play, entitled: Nkan Omo Olu Ibadan, and received a standing ovation, he knew he had a calling to be an Actor.
But he veered into the Civil Service and worked with Lagos State Water Corporation. Yet, his passion for the make-belief world made him resign to follow his dreams. Movies such as Wicked Boy, Atitebi, Owo Blow, Legal wife and a host of others stand him out as a role interpreter.
Lately, some people are saying that with the emergence of Odunlade Adekola,producers are gradually abandoning him.
In a recent interview,the talented thespian opens up on the tale.
That’s not true,everybody with his own destiny.I have never envied anybody since I started out.I am always happy anytime I see others rising in the same trade I do.
It’s a thing of joy.My success doesn’t hinder anybody’s so also Odunlade Adekola’s rise has nothing to do with the success of Ogogo.
People only like insinuating. Just a few days ago,Odun and I were on a movie location.He was even the one that directed the movie which I featured in.So,people only like talking rubbish.
We have a good relationship,his success is my joy.I just left a location,very soon I am still moving to another one.I can’t even count the number of movies I take part in,I have also lost count of movie scripts I get in a month.
Must it be Ogogo always?
In Yoruba movie genre alone,we can’t count the number of movies we shoot on a daily basis.
So,all producers can’t use only one face to lead their movies.They must be dynamic, new entrants must be allowed to showcase the stuff they are made of.
Asked,so,Ogogo is still waxing stronger;he said (Laughs) Maas Allah,I am there,still very relevant.And by the special grace of Almighty Allah,I will continue to be relevant and I will forever be relevant