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Every talented Actor was once a protege under the mentorship of another Actor. The experience and knowledge these Actors gained from their mentor has helped them in their Career and have contributed to their Fame in the Industry. In this article, we will be talking about 5 Actors from the 1960s and their masters who trained them.
Alhaji Kareem Adepoju is an experienced Actor, Writer and Director who is popularly known as Baba Wande. The Actor began Acting in 1962 but he didn’t gain prominence until 1993 when he gained popularity for starring in the Movie ‘Ti Oluwa Ni Ile’. According to Punch, the Actor was trained by Duro Ladipo of the Duro Ladipo Theatre Groups.
Lanre Adesina Hassan who is popularly reffered to as Iya Awero is a Nollywood Actress who has starred in multiple Yoruba Movies and has gained prominence in the Industry. She was trained by Ojo Ladipo of the Ojo Ladipo Theatre Groups.
Oga Bello whose real name is Adebayo Salami is a Writer, Actor and Director. He kicked off Acting in 1964 and he joined various theatre groups until he became the leader of one of the groups after the demise of the first leader. The Actor who has written, directed and produced so many Movies was trained by Ojo Ladipo of the Ojo Ladipo Theatre Groups.
Eda Onile Ola who is popularly known as Lere Paimo is a Filmmaker, Producer and Director. He started Acting after he joined a theatre group in 1960 and he gained acclaim for his expertise and ability to fit into roles. He was trained by Pa Oyinade Adejobi of the Oyin Adejobi Theatre Group before he later moved on to Duro Ladipo Theatre Group.
Prince Jide Kosoko is an Actor and Director. He began Acting in 1964 as a Child Actor and has featured in several Nollywood Movies. He also joined and Acted with various theatre groups before forming his theatre group in 1972. According to Channels, the Actor who was inspired by Hubert Ogunde in his Acting Career was trained by Dele Toyinbo.