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Antar Laniyan

Antar Laniyan

Antar Laniyan biography

Antar Laniyan is a Nigerian veteran actor, producer and film director.

Background information

Full Name: Antar Babatunde Laniyan

Born: 26 May

birth place: Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Citizenship: Nigerian

Famous as: film actor and producer

Notable work: Sango

years active: 1981–present

Education: University of Ibadan

Movies: Sango, The Oap, Ololade Omo Baba Olowo

Nominations: City People Movie Award for Movie Director of the Year (Yoruba), more

Children: Ifeoluwa Laniyan

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Early childhood and educational career

Antar was born in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State southwestern Nigeria. 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.

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Acting career

He began acting in 1981 and the first major role he played as a professional actor was the role of a “major general” in a film titled Everybody want to know during his days at the Kakaki Art Squad.

He has featured in several Nigerian films including Sango, a film scripted by Wale Ogunyemi and produced by Obafemi Lasode.

He was the director of the first episode of Super Story, the award-winning Nigerian soap opera produced by Wale Adenuga in the year 2000.

He also directed Oh Father Oh Daughter and This Life produced from the stable of Wale Adenuga Production.

He has featured, scripted, directed and produced many movies and have also numerous awards

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Family and personal life

Antar Laniyan is married and had three sons.


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