Yomi Fash Lanso is a popular Nigerian actor. He has featured in over 100 movies alongside A-list acts like Dele Odule, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko, Sunday Omobolanle, Taiwo Hassan, Yinka Quadri, Funso Adeolu, Antar Laniyan, Yemi Solade, Saheed Balogun, Omotola Jolade Ekeinde, Faithia Balogun, Opeyemi Ayeola, Babatunde Omidina and Sola Sobowale.
In this post, we will be looking at some interesting things you probably didn’t know about this award winning Nigerian actor.
#1 Although he is popularly called Yomi Fash Lanso or Yomi Fash, his real name is actually Oluwayomi Oluwarotimi Akanbi Lanso.
#2 Yomi Fash is a native of Ogun State and was born on the 7th of June 1968 in Ebute Metta, Lagos to Mr Alamu Olansosiwaju and Mrs Adedoyin Fashola. He is the last child with five siblings, three brothers and two sisters.
#3 He is married to Adetutu George. He met his wife at a phone booth. They got married in 2004 after they had dated for 4 years. He has this to say about his wife, “She’s just a simple person. She is very simple. She is God-sent. It is very rare for a man to find a woman that is very understanding, determined and shares your vision, then you survive and grow together. So that’s the kind of woman God has blessed me with. Tell me why I won’t marry that kind of person? She’s not materialistic at all. Of course she’s pretty and God-fearing. If you have that kind of a woman as a wife, you don’t know what you have as a man. So I thank God for my life”
#4 Yomi Fash studied in Lagos where he attended primary and secondary school. He attended Jibril Martin Grammar School in Iponri before proceeding to the University of Lagos, Akoka to study Business Administration.
He also trained at the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN) where he took a course in Film Directing and Producing.
#5 The movie that shot Yomi Fash to prominence was a produced in 1995 and was titled, “Omolade.” The film was produced by the legendary Yoruba actor Jide Kosoko.
Some of the other films he has featured in and their year of release include:
B’ekunpe (Delayed Tears)
Omolade (Crown Child)
Dehinbo (The Return).
OmoOko (Village Girl)
Ale ariwo (Night Noise)
Aye Tuntun (New World).
#6 Yomi Fash has also put his training as a film director into good use. He has directed several movies, some of which include: Ajumobi (The Relative), Omo West, Ikun (Squirrel), OpaAgemo (The Deity Staff), Korede, Ojo, Alabarin, MaseMagbe, Brain, Ibosi Oru (Midnight Wail), TNT (T’eniNt’eni), EseAimodi (The Innocent Sinner), Alajota (The Dancer)
#7 Before venturing into acting, Yomi Fash had already begun to put his University degree in Business Administration to use as he worked in the banking industry where as a banking officer.
#8 Yomi Fash was once banned by the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practictioners for questioning the welfare provided by the association.
#9 Yomi Fash contemplated leaving the industry for good when he was banned by the association.
#10 He recently condemned his colleagues for criticizing the Governor Ayodele Fayose for not helping the late Moji Olaiya’s family in bringing home her corpse. This was what he said, “What is condemnable here is the entitlement attitude of the committee and perhaps of very many sympathisers which are not only regrettable but unfortunate. Moji’s memory does not deserve this. What should be the norm? What should be the attitude of Nollywood to the rot in our system that has ensured several members and as a matter of fact, several Nigerians die daily for ailments that are manageable and for deaths that are preventable? Anyone using the occasion of the largesse of the Jagaban to create an unnecessary divisive and patronising narrative needs his or her head examined for not only being mischievous but outright missing the point.”
#11 Although, he’s quite liberal with his religious views, Yomi Fash is a deacon in his church.
#12 Among his films, his personal favourite is JOMBO where he played the role of a bad guy in a manner to which he is extremely proud of.
#13 His most awkward role as an actor was when he played the role of a disabled individual in the movie titled, “Kunle Alajeseku.”
#14 His hobbies are hanging out with friends, playing games, visiting the gym, writing, watching films and praying.
#15 Although he claims he doesn’t have a favourite food, Yomi Fash loves vegetables a lot as he claims eating it comes with numerous benefits like detoxification, anti-bacterial and anti-malarial effect.s
#16 Yomi Fash loves to look good and his favourite designers are Images, Mac coil, Aristocrat and Kola Kudus Couture.
#17 His father is his mentor and leader. Here’s what he has to say about his father, “From my youth, I saw my dad as my jigi (mirror). I look up to him, so he is my leader. I don’t need a politician to be my favourite leader.”
#18 Yomi Fash loves to read books on adventures, fiction, romance and crime. I really want to understand what is happening in this world and how to cope when they happen.
#19 He is also a lover of highlife, juju, gospel and R & B music. Some of his favourite musicians are Yinka Ayefele, Lionel Richie, R. Kelly and Remilekun Amos
#20 He love local vacation and likes to visit places like Erin Ijesa, Oke Idanre, Obudu ranch and Olumo rock.
#21 Yomi Fash lost his mother in 2015 and he left a tribute to her on his instagram page. He wrote, “She (is) a fantastic woman, mother and being Mrs Emmanuella Adedoyin Lanso nee Fashola (1926-2015). She’ll be fondly remembered as MAAMI. RIPP in the bosom of your CREATOR”
#22 He was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton who lost by a margin to Donald Trump during the last U.S Presidential Elections.