How Antar Laniyan’s prophecy on me came to pass – Funsho Adeolu

847, Actor Funsho Adeolu

 Actor Funsho Adeolu has shared the story of his acting career with fellow thespian and senior colleague, Antar Laniyan, having a pride of place in it.

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Adeolu in an interview with revealed that he cut his teeth in acting as a young church boy before his skill was honed under the tutelage of Antar who took him and some others under his wing.

The 51 year-old recounted that Antar once prophesised about him, a prophecy, which came to pass.

He told the paper:  “As kids, we formed a group called Monidex Group, which was meant to be a dance troupe, though we acted as well. Along the line, we invited Antar Laniyan, who became a mentor to many of us. He brought us up and taught us many things, particularly about stage acting. I started as a stage actor but I didn’t take it seriously; it was more of a hobby. I didn’t know what I was going to become in life. I just knew I enjoyed music very much; played instruments and sang in church.

“During rehearsals one day, Antar was soliloquising but I heard him. He said, ‘This guy (referring to me) will be a great actor.’ I took that as a message from God. I took it and ran with it, knowing that I’d become an actor.”

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