You might be wondering why Actor Antar is very unique and why you hardly can or may not find another person bear that name. This has to do with the story surrounding the birth of the actor, film producer and director. Antar Laniyan who hails from Osogbo in Osun State has a very sensational story about the pregnancy that produced him
Antar Laniyan is one of the pillars in Nollywood, especially in the Yoruba Movie Industry. He became a professional between 1979 and 1980 when he started the Kakaki Art Corps. Antar Laniyan attended the Lagos Baptist Secondary School and holds a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan. He has won many awards which includes the best Director Award in Nigeria film Corporation and the Life Achievement in England in 2003. He feature in a first movie titled “Mojere” in 1993 and produced his first movie also in 1993. Presently he is the director of the award winning soap opera “Super Story” and “This Life”, both from the Wale Adenuga production’s stable. He is married and has two sons he prefers to call Soldiers We gathered that he stayed in his mother’s womb for 18 months before she gave birth to him. At that time, there was fear that his mother was going to die with the baby in her womb, so she had to run all over the place to seek for help. During her sojourn, she met a great herbalist that revealed what was the cause of the abnormal delay. She found out that someone was behind it. An animal called iguana, which is awonriwon or Antar in Yoruba had to be used. It’s bigger than lizard. It was added to some salt and a concoction was made for his mother to take. A few hours after she took it, she went into labor. She didn’t therefore see anything wrong in naming him after the animal Antar!