Victor Olaotan

Victor Olaotan (17 February 1952 – 26 August 2021) was a Nigerian actor best known in his leading role of the soap opera Tinsel.[1]

Victor Olaotan
Born(1952-02-17)17 February 1952
Died26 August 2021(2021-08-26) (aged 69)

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, 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 artists, 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 70s, prior to the death of his father.[3] After his father died, he traveled to the United States 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 the Nigerian soap opera Tinsel which began airing in August 2008.[4] The veteran actor was involved in a motor accident in October 2016 and suffered a nervous system injury. He was driving to a movie set when the accident took place around Apple Junction, in Festac, Lagos.


Olaotan died on 26 August 2021 aged 69 due to a brain injury caused by the car accident he was involved in October 2016.[5]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Age shouldn't be a barrier to looking good –Victor Olaotan, veteran actor". The Punch – Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper.
  2. ^ "Victor Olaotan : No woman can tempt me". Sun News. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ ADETUTU AUDU & AYODELE OLALERE. "After 22 yrs in US, I returned to Nigeria with only 100----Victor Olaotan –".
  4. ^ "We earn peanuts – Tinsel star laments – Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 28 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Nigerian Actor Victor Olaotan Is Dead At 69". The Guardian (Nigeria). 27 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)