Nigerian Celebrities Biography: Taiwo Hassan

Taiwo Hassan’s Biography


Taiwo is a Yoruba artiste by the full name Taiwo Babajide Hassan. He was born on 31st of October 1959. He is currently 56 years old. He was born to late Subair Akande Taiwo and Alimot Ayinke Taiwo at Akinnikuolu compound in Ilaro, Ogun State. Taiwo Hassan is popularly called Ogogo by fans and friends. He began his acting career in year 1981, but was not active. Then, he was in service with a water corporation. He worked there as an auto mechanic for 13 years before he decided to face his acting career squarely in the year 1994.


He attended Primary education at Christ Church School, Ilaro. Due to financial imbalance, he was unable to complete his secondary education. He then proceeded to a technical college where he was trained as an auto mechanic.

Popular roles: In most movies, Ogogo has been known for his role as a traditional chanter and eulogizer. He has profound knowledge of the proverbial sayings and Yoruba strong terms. His role therefore has been mostly involved in these areas.

Breakout movies:

  • Sababi (2005)
  • Okan Soso (2004)
  • Obinrin Sowanu (2004)

Popular movies:

  • Ekuro (2007)
  • Teni N Teni (2004)
  • 150 Million (2003)

Recent movies:

  • Inunibini (2016)
  • Faderera (2015)
  • Iberu Olorun Lo Ju (2015)


Ogogo had a second marriage in 2015, breaking his vows he made earlier that he would never do such. His actions, as he had stated was for a reason. It became a popular trending online topic as he begged his wife for forgiveness and apologized for his actions.

Awards: (Best Actor in a Supporting Role) 2014 Yoruba Movie Awards

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