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Antar Laniyan Biography: Education, Career, Family, Movies, and Net Worth

Antar Laniyan

Antar Laniyan’s full name is Antar Babatunde Laniyan. He is a popular Nigerian actor, director, and producer. He is very popular in the Yoruba movie industry and sometimes Nollywood.

Early Life & Education

Antar Laniyan was born on the 26th of May in the 1960s in Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria’s Southwestern region. He was born and raised in Osun State. He attended a Baptist secondary school in Lagos State for his secondary education. Antar Laiyan continued his education at the University of Ibadan (UI), where he majored in Theater Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree.


After seeing a performance at the 1977 Festival of Black Arts and Civilization, Antar Laniyan was inspired to pursue a career in acting. However, he began his acting career as a secondary school student in 1976. Antar began working as a professional actor in 1981. Pappy Ben was mentoring him at the time.

Antar Laniyan rose to prominence after portraying a military general in the film “Everybody Wants to Know,” his first significant acting role. When he was a member of the Kakaki Art Squad, he did this. He has also appeared in a number of Nigerian films, including Sango, directed by Obafemi Lasode and written by Wale Ogunyemi. He directed the opening scene of Super Story, the critically acclaimed Nigerian soap opera created in 2000 by Wale Adenuga. He also produced and directed the films Oh Father, Oh Daughter and This Life.

Personal Life

Antar Laniyan has a happy family which consists of a wife and three children. He is known for his strict and principled life, especially in movies. 

Selected Filmography

  • Last Request
  • Sango
  • The Return of Jenifa
  • Black Val
  • Akandun
  • The Cleanser
  • Eje adegbenro
  • Contractors
  • Eje adegbenro
  • Idunu Mi
  • Durodola
  • Egun 
  • Hostages
  • Ololade Omo Baba Olowo
  • Oju Awe
  • Most Wanted 
  • Arewa
  • Oduduwa
  • The Oap
  • Akobi Gomina
  • Olufunmi
  • Wanted at all Cost

TV Series

  • Super Story

Net Worth

According to different online sources, Antar Laniyan’s net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million.

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