17/08/2022

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Popular Nollywood actor, Victor Olaotan is dead

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By Beauty Suobai

Veteran Nollywood actor Victor Olaotan, who had a ghastly motor accident nearly four years ago, has died.

According to information available to GbaramatuVoice says Olaotan died on Thursday, August 26.

The 69-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the popular TV series, Tinsel, was bedridden for five years after he was involved in a ghastly accident.

It would be recalled that the actor was driving to a movie set in 2016 when the accident took place around Apple Junction, in Festac, Lagos.

Billionaire Femi Otedola and some well-meaning Nigerians and philanthropists, including his colleagues and fans came to his rescue financially.

Before his demise, Olaotan for about seven years breathed real life into the character of Fred Ade Williams on the Mnet flagship soap Tinsel.

Victor Olaotan who was born in Lagos in the early 50’s, studied drama at the University of Ibadan, at the Obafemi Awolowo University and at Rockets University, United States.

An accomplished stage and screen actor, Olaotan warmed his way into the consciousness of television viewers, playing the leading role in Tinsel.

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