Monday, 20 August 2018

Antar Laniyan: 10 quick facts about the Nollywood actor

Antar Laniyan is one of the most respected Nollywood directors Photo:
Antar Laniyan is one of the most respected Nollywood directors

Nollywood actor cum director, Antar Laniyan is a year older today, May 26, 2016.
In celebration of the respected role interpreter, we bring you 10 things about him you should know…

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Antar Laniyan, Biodun Okeowo and Aderupoko on set.

  1. Antar Laniyan was born in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.
  2. He attended Baptist secondary school in Lagos State before he later proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts.
  3. Antar started his career as an actor in 1981.
    Antar and Ibinabo Fiberesima
  4. His first major role as a professional actor was the role of a ‘Major General’ in a film titled Everybody Want to Know.
  5. Laniyan has featured in several Nigerian films including Sango, a film scripted by Wale Ogunyemi and produced by Obafemi Lasode.
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    Antar with junior colleagues, Adedimeji Lateef and Seyi Edun on a movie set
  6. The respected actor was the director of the first episode of Super Story, the award-winning Nigerian soap opera produced by Wale Adenuga in the year 2000.
  7. Antar also directed Oh Father Oh Daughter and This Life produced from the stable of Wale Adenuga Production.
  8. He’s from a royal family in Osogbo.
  9. His elder brother is currently the king of his village and he has been tipped as the next king.
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    Antar and his wife.
  10. Antar is happily married with four kids.

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