Veteran Nigerian actor and lead character of the popular Soap opera, Tinsel, Victor Olaotan, has been completely off the scene for the past two years after a ghastly accident cost him the use of his legs.
According to a Gofundme page created by Emmanuel Ajibade that went live on Sunday 2nd December, the actor is appealing for financial aid to seek medical treatment abroad.
Back in 2016, the actor, who is quite popular for his recurrent role in Tinsel was involved in a car crash on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway and was placed in a medically induced coma as he was treated for months.
He has been facing the possibility of his two legs being amputated to save his life and his family has been treating him as best as they could in the last two years.
Right now he needs $50,000 to seek treatment abroad.
The message on his Gofundme page reads;
Victor Toye Olaotan has brought Joy to teeming viewers on stage, Television and the big screen through his solid work as a professional actor. For the last two years he has been incapacitated following an accident. Victor is still fighting and he has been advised to seek medical attention outside our nigerian shores” we implore your help in raising the funds.
For the naira account. Here is his wife’s info since he can’t go to the bank
0001101396 stanbic bank. Julia olaotan.
This is really heartbreaking, a veteran that has been in the entertainment industry for this long and he hasn’t made enough in his entire career to be able to pay for his hospital bills. How come the entertainment industry doesn’t have backup funds for situations and emergencies like this? as we all know this won’t be the first time a veteran actor is turning to the public to raise funds for medical trips.
We hope that a change happens.