Why I left the Catholic Church —Victor Olaotan

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Victor Olaotan

ALL roads led to Troy Lounge Ogba as V-Channel, an entertainment cable channel on Star times, hosted ace actor Victor Olaotan at its bi-weekly ‘V-Night Out’ party.

The event which started with red carpet by 10pm was a fun-filled atmosphere as guests and fans alike trooped in to have a wonderful time with the respected Nollywood star. It was a night of excitement and merrymaking.

Olaotan, who plays the role of Fred Ade-Williams, the patriarch on the popular TV series Tinsel, relieved his youthful days as he danced to his favourite oldies with astonishing dance moves, much to the surprise and excitement of all in attendance. He rounded the dancing session by ‘digging’ it to the latest single from Davido, Gobe.

Engaging guests in a question and answer session, Olaotan who used to be a staunch member of the Catholic Church revealed he left the faith because the problems in Africa require a more spiritually fervent handling.

“I grew up in a Catholic setting and was a committed member till I left for a pentecostal church. The problems in Africa require more spiritual fervency than what the Catholicism was giving me, so I had to leave,” the veteran actor said.

Victor also spoke about his family abroad and leaving America because of tax miscalculation. “I was running a business and paying personal tax only for the authorities to come and said I ought to have been paying company tax as well. By the time they were done with calculation I had $4 million to pay. I had to leave because I couldn’t afford that amount,” he revealed.

There were also various music performances, comedy acts and dance routines, to thrill the crowd.



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