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Victor Olaotan 10 fun facts about the actor and his life

The actor who says he's going to keep acting till he dies has once been a footballer and a security manager. Here's a list of things you should know about him.

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Victor Olaotan

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Most people know Victor Olaotan for his role on popular TV series "Tinsel", but the veteran actor has been in performance industry for much longer than some of us have been on earth. Here a list of facts about the actor’s career.

1. Olaotan got into acting in in 1959 at the age of 17. While he was in high school in Illesha, his literature teacher Mr. Adegoke recognized his talent.

2. The veteran actor started his career on stage when he was chosen to represent his school in the play “Gods Are Not To Blame”.

Victor Olaotan play

Victor Olaotan

 

3. He played football while in school and got his first job after his graduation as a football player for Water Corporation, Ibadan 1st Division.

4. In 1974 he starred in a soap opera by Laolu Ogunniyi called “Candles In The Wind” alongside Kehinde Craig.

5. He once worked with NTA Ibadan where he produced Yoruba and English dramas.

Olaotan and Nkechi Emmanuel on the set of  death toll earlier this year. play

Olaotan and Nkechi Emmanuel on the set of  death toll earlier this year.

 

6. Jimi Solanke is one of his acting idols. He’s had the opportunity to perform by the side of the poet and playwright.

7. In 1981, he joined a group of 8 Nigerian performers who escorted former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari to the United States to have a meeting with Ronald Regan.

8. In 1981/82, he graduated with a Masters in Theatre Arts from the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University. He previously attended Obafemi Awolowo University.

"Tinsel" cast. play

"Tinsel" cast.

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9. He has been on MNET’s "Tinsel" series for seven years where he plays the role of Fred Ade-Williams.

10. Olaotan is also a model. Growing up he admired Fela’s style and how he popped his collar.

Watch as the actor shares his understanding of Nollywood in the video below:

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