80 days after car crash, Victor Olaotan still in hospital

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80 days after car crash, Victor Olaotan still in hospital

80 days after car crash, Victor Olaotan still in hospital
January 21
07:30 2017

Since surviving a ghastly motor accident in the early hours of October 31, 2016, popular Nigerian actor Victor Olaotan is still in hospital.

Olaotan, who played one of the fun-loving trio in Opa Williams’ latest movie, ‘Three Wise Men’, was returning to a movie set in Festac, Lagos,   when the accident happened around Apple Junction, Festac. He was the only occupant of the car at the time of the accident.

Olaotan was rushed to a hospital in Surulere where he was place in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and has been there ever since. Though Olaotan was induced into a coma for treatment, he had since come out of it.

His publicist, Demola Sanyaolu, in a telephone call put to him on Wednesday said that the actor is ‘recovering’ and ‘will be discharged from the hospital soon.’

But he is not certain of when he will be discharged.

The actor was notably absent at the premiere of ‘Three Wise Men’ in Lagos, last December.

The film tells the story of 64-year-old Irikefe (Richard Mofe-Damijo) and his two friends, Timi (Zack Orji) and Tobore (Victor Olaotan), all retirees, who become playboys.

Produced by Opa Williams and directed by Patience Oghre-Imobhio, the film got funding from Nollyfund, a Bank of Industry (BoI)’s intervention for movies.

Other cast of the movie are Ebere Okaro, Tina Mba, Thelma Nwosu, Uche Nwaefuna, Akunna Nworgu and Stanley Edirin Isokoh

Olaotan who started acted in 1959, played Fred Ade-Williams, the lead role in the Nigerian TV drama, Tinsel. He had kick-started his stage career when he represented his school in the play, Gods Are Not To Blame.

In 1974, Olaotan starred in a soap opera by Laolu Ogunniyi called ‘Candles in The Wind’. Olaotan also worked at NTA Ibadan where he produced Yoruba and English dramas. And in 1981, he accompanied former president Shehu Shagari to the United States to have a meeting with President Ronald Regan.

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