Lanre Hassan

Lanre Hassan Biography / Profile

Lanre Adesina Hassan (known as Iya Awero) was born on October 3rd, 1950. She is an actress, known for Unfinished Business (2017), Ogidan (2004) and Ogbologbo (2003).

Lanre Hassan Age

Lanre Hassan is 72 years old.

Lanre Hassan Early Life

Born in the early 50s in Lagos Island, she attended St. Peters’ Primary School, Faji, Lagos between 1956 and 1963. She developed keen interest in acting at a very early in life. She began attending the cinemas to watch veterans like Chief Ayinla Olumegbon and late Chief Hurbert Ogunde. Her dream was to be like these theatre gurus.

Lanre Hassan Career

Hassan joined the Young Stars Concert Party (drama group) at the age of 14, with the likes of Ojo Ladipo (a.k.a Baba Mero) and Adebayo Salami. The group later became Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group. To give her acting an intellectual bite and spark, she attended the Lagos School of Dramatic Arts in 1970, run by one Chief Olude, a foremost drama scholar then. After which she was given a direct entry to the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Lagos to go and study Theatre Arts (diploma). She however got pregnant and could not complete the course. After the death of Baba Mero in 1978, the group was renamed Awada Kerikeri, under the leadership of Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello). Since her debut, Hassan has featured in several movies especially Yoruba films. Some of them include - Boya Lemo, Back to Africa, Ejide, Adelebo, Ori, Aje Metta, Eto Ikoko and many more.

Lanre Hassan Personal Life

Iya Awero was married to Aliu Hassan Adesina who died about 15 years ago. They have three children (two boys and a girl).

Lanre Hassan Awards

In 2013, she was honoured with the coveted Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan Special Recognition Award at the Best of Nollywood awards.

Lanre Hassan Net Worth

Her net worth is not available.

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