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WHY I VENTURED INTO MUSIC—-nollywood actor OGOGO

Popular Yoruba actor and
filmmaker, Taiwo Hassan
popularly known as Ogogo,
who has featured in several
Yoruba movies and has
bagged countless awards, has
explained his motive of going
into music.
Ogogo, in a recent interview,
disclosed that his childhood
and background reflect on his
present, which is why he went
into music. He added that
music has been his choice from
the scratch, noting that he
looks forward to launching his
album this weekend.
Ogogo hails from Ilaro in Ogun
State and said he has had a flair
for chant music right from
when he was yonger, but that
his father prevented him from
showcasing his skills in that
area. The actor said he also got
fascinated by chants made by
masquerades.
“I wouldn’t say something really
prompted the idea because this
is what I met in my family and
Yoruba adage has it that
family’s culture circulates from
one generation to another.
That is why I always pray that
people shouldn’t come from a
bad family.
“If the originator of the family
was an armed robber, it is very
obvious that this will be
trending in the family forever
and that is the meaning of the
adage. I was born from a
masquerade’s family in Ilaro,
Ogun State and my
grandparents have turned
Muslim as far back as 20th
century.
“My father was born in the year
1909 and he named his
children according to Islamic
rites which means he has
accepted the religion for a very
long time, but I wasn’t inspired
by the Masquerade, I so much
love it when people are
chanting and this started right
from my young age, I didn’t see
my dad joining them each time
they come to our compound,
he do give them money.
“Every Friday, drummers will
come to our compound and he
will dance with them and give
them money, this was how it
was being done when his father
was alive,” Ogogo narrated.

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