Veteran Nollywood actor, Victor Olaoluwatoyefunmi Olaotan, has reportedly died, yesterday, August 26, 2021.
The cause of his death is still sketchy, as the news of his death is coming five years after a career-ending car accident.
The veteran actor was reportedly driving to a movie set in October 2016, when he had an accident around Apple Junction, in Festac, Lagos.
Olaotan, who is best known for his role and lead character, Fred Ade-Williams in the popular Soap opera, Tinsel, was reached out to and helped by billionaire businessman Femi Otedola and others who contributed money for his treatment in Nigeria and Turkey.
Victor Olaoluwatoyefunmi Olaotan was born on the 17 February 1952, in Lagos State.
He studied at the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University and Rockets University, United States.
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.
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.
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 Movies he featured in were: Tinsel (TV series) Fred Ade-Williams (2008- 2013); Towo Tomo (2013); Lovestruck; Three Wise Men.