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OYA SPOTLIGHT: Meet Banana Island Ghost Actor Patrick Diabuah

By Temitope Sanni
Patrick Diabuah is a Nigerian actor, musician, voice-over artist and part time sculptor. He came into prominence after starring in the award winning stage play Saro the musical. He has featured in several theatre productions like Wakaa the musical, Kakadu the musical and London Life Lagos Living to name a few. His film/ TV credits include the award winning 93days, Tinsel, Boomerang, My Mom and I and recently, Banana Island Ghost produced by Biola Alabi and directed by the prolific director Bibi Sasore, where he acted with cast members such Chioma Omeruah, Bimbo Manuel, Lala Akindoju, Ali Nuhu, Saheed Balogun and Bimbo Ademoye. Patrick was born in Lagos Nigeria to very artistic parents. His father was a musician and his mom, a brilliant actress and storyteller.
He began his career shortly after leaving secondary school and went on to attend the University of Lagos where he bagged his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. In year 2001, he co-produced his first stage play ‘Trials of Brother Jero’. Because of his talent and love for music, he continued to write music and found a way to incorporate music into his art by taking on roles in musical stage plays. He has worked in movies and television between 2007 till date.
He has been a member of cast of praise-worthy stage plays, notably Wole Soyinka’s Madmen and Specialist, Band Aid, Wedding Blues, Every Single Day, Arugba Osun, Rubiewe, Third World War, Shaka Zulu, Marriage of Anensewa, Lottery Ticket, Iyalode of Eti, Sisi Pelebe, Fractures, Shattered, Flower, Grandma Wura (I wish, I wish) and Fela Arrest The Music.
He has also become one of the must-watch actors at the largest theatre festival in West Africa, the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival, a weeklong series of events surrounding the art culture which holds yearly at the Freedom Park located in the nation’s capital, Lagos. By adapting different roles and performing them excellently, Patrick has proven to be a much desired part of the festival worth looking forward to.
With his fellow members of the cast, Patrick took London by storm with his spectacular performance in the stage play, Saro the Musical which is being lauded as one of the stage plays with the largest audience so far.
He was also in the TV series Zone 222 and Before 30 where he acted alongside Damilola Adegbite, OC Ukeje, Beverly Naya, Meg Otanwa, Gideon Okeke and Zainab Balogun.
Patrick’s legendary voice has been the darling of so many voice overs most notably as part of Genii games, one of the most successful and acknowledged online casino software brands in the iGaming industry.



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