It is a sad day for Nollywood today as another award-winning actor, Victor Olaotan dies after a prolonged illness. His death was announced by his wife, Julia Olaotan this morning. “He has tried. It is not easy to be trapped in your own body for five years. He can finally rest now,” she said. Olaotan died at the age of 69 years. Here are few things you might not know about the actor.
- Victor Olaoluwatoyefunmi Olaotan was born on the 17th of February, 1952.
- He started his acting career at the age of 15 through a teacher who was a member of the Ori Olokun Theatre group.
- Olaotan headed for Obafemi Awolowo University for his tertiary education before Rockets University, United States where he studied Drama.
- He garnered popularity when he played the leading role, Fred Ade-Williams in Soap opera, Tinsel.
- The late actor was involved in a car accident in Festac in October, 2016 where he sustained a brain injury. This made him bedridden and eventually led to his death in August, 2021.