Veteran Nigerian Actor, Lari Williams, Dies at 81

Veteran Nigerian Actor, Lari Williams, Dies at 81 (News Central TV)

The accomplished Nigerian actor, thespian and former drama lecturer at the University of Calabar (UNICAL) Lari Williams has died in his hometown, Ikom, Cross-River.

His family disclosed this in a statement made available to the media on Monday. Williams earned a prestigious national honour; Member of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2008.

The deceased was the inaugural president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and had a career that spanned over five decades.

Veteran Nigerian actor Lari Williams

He was known for his interesting roles in hit soap operas such as Village Headmaster, Ripples, and Mirror in The Sun.

Williams studied Journalism at the London School of Journalism; English at Morley College and then drama at the Mountview Theatre School and Stratford E15 Acting School, England.

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In 1983, he was the Vice Presidential candidate and running mate to Fela Anikulapo Kuti under The Movement of the People (MOP) political party.

Some of his published works include plays like Black Current, Storm Baby, Kolanut Junction and Heartlines.

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