Dagogo Diminas is a film director and producer from Rivers State, Nigeria, best known for his makeup and special effects on Nollywood films. His contribution to building up the Nigerian film industry in these departments brought him several awards and honours. In 2000 he went to his second home country, South Africa, and worked for over 15 years in the art departments of films like U-Carmen (Golden Bear 2005), Breathe Umphefumlo (Berlinale Special 2015), Wake of Death (Jean-Claude van Damme) and 10.000 B.C. (Roland Emmerich).
His first film as director and producer was Stigma (2013), which won several awards, including one AMAA Award (2015), two ZAFAA Awards (2015), three AMVCA nominations including Best Film West Africa and the Award of Merit (Social Justice) Accolade Global Film Competition. Stigma was running at several festivals, was a box office hit and part of an African wide campaign against the stigmatization of people living with HIV.
Dagogo studied Theatre Arts at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Directing at the MET Film School (Berlin), Digital Film Productions at SAE Institute Berlin, Film Productions at Middlesex University / UK, where he finished his Bachelor of Arts with Honours First Class. MA directing Film/ Television at Bournemouth University England.
He currently lives in Berlin/Germany.