Victor Olaotan

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Victor Olaotan
Victor Olaoluwatoyefunmi Olaotan

Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship Nigerian
Occupation Film actor

Victor Olaotan (born 1952, Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian veteran actor and lead character of the popular Soap opera, Tinsel. [1]

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

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<i>Tinsel</i> (TV series) Tinsel is a Nigerian soap opera that began airing in August 2008.[1] On May 23, 2013, the shows 1000th episode

Tinsel is a Nigerian soap opera that began airing in August 2008. On May 23, 2013, the show's 1000th episode aired. It has been called "the most successful television drama on Nigerian television in recent times".


Early life and education

He was born in Lagos in 1952. He studied at the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University and Rockets University, United States. [2]


He began his career as an actor when he joined the University of Ibadan theatre group, where he met other artistes, such as Professor Wole Soyinka and Jimi Solanke among others. He became an actor at the age of 15 years through a teacher who was a member of the Ori Olokun Theatre group in the early 70's, prior to the death of his father. [3] After his father died, he traveled to the United States of America in 1978 but returned to Nigeria in 2002 to continue his career in acting. He became more popular in 2013 after his leading role in a Nigerian Soap opera, Tinsel that began airing in August 2008. [4] The veteran actor was involved in a motor accident in October 2016 and suffered nervous system injury . He was driving to a movie set when the accident took place around Apple Junction, in Festac, Lagos.

The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest Nigerian university, and is located five miles from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is popularly known as Unibadan or UI.

Wole Soyinka Nigerian writer

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká, known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honoured in that category.

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