Young and upcoming actors who have always dreamt of stardom and limelight had a rare opportunity to have the limelight shine on them penultimate Friday as Stingomania Entertainment, the outfit behind the Dagrin Movie Project auditioned for roles in the biopic.
The contestants who were in their hundreds despised the scorching sun to be a part of the cast of the movie as each of them gave their best to prove why they should featured in the biopic that is directed by respected Nollywood director, Daniel Ademinokan. However, after rounds of various presentations by the contestants, Stingomania Entertainment the entertainment company behind the Dagrin Memorial Project disclosed that it was able to select the best acts for the roles. The company revealed that the eventual actors were chosen because of their similarities with the real life personalities they are supposed to represent.
The entertainment company which also has a record label that many artists call home disclosed that upcoming act, Trybson Dudukoko will play the role of Dagrin while AMAA and ZAFA awards winner, Doris Simeon will play the role of Dagrin’s girlfriend. The movie will also afford some upcoming actors a try at stardom as debutants like Wole Ojo, Richard Dike are also members of cast of the movie. The movie will also parade veterans in the industry like Kayode Odumosu (Pa Kasunmu) who will play Dagrin’s father; Rachael Oniga who will take up the role of Dagrin’s mother. Others are Gabriel Afolayan, Kelechi Udegbe of Super Story fame and Oyindamola Odeshola, winner next movie star, 2009.
Ope Banwo, the CEO of Stingomania Entertainment confessed that he is happy with the turn-out of the auditionees; he said the large turnout proves that a lot of people believe in what they are doing and relate with the dreams and ideals Dagrin stood for.