Nigerian entertainer and actor, Antar Laniyan, in a restrictive meeting with Saturday Beats have uncovered the mystery behind his young looks and deftness. In the meeting, the entertainer portrayed not womanizing as the mystery behind his looks, including that he was just keen on his better half, rather his wife.
Depicting and describing his significant other and wife as a gift, Laniyan said “There are so many things that I do not indulge myself in. For instance, I do not run after women. Even when the women run after me, I just smile and run away. One thing I want people to know is that you cannot do away with women. You admire them and they admire you as well but you do not have to take all of them to bed. A woman that is star struck can come to me, I would hug her, give her a peck (on the cheek) and let her feel welcome, but I do not have to take her to bed.”
Admitting that there are some diehard female fans that will go out of their way to get what they want, the actor noted that there are ways to avoid being their victim. Laniyan said, “If the woman is a diehard fan that wants to have her way with you, let her feel welcome. As long as you are in public, let her do what she wants to do. Hug or peck her (on the cheek); you are in the open and everyone is looking at you and the lady. She would not remove her skirt in the open because she is not mad. She is just star struck and that happens to everybody.
“People cried when they saw Michael Jackson sing. I have encountered so many diehard fans. There was an incident that even happened when my wife was in the car. The lady was on a BRT bus and she brought her head out of the window of the moving bus and blew me a kiss. My wife jokingly suggested in Yoruba that we should park the car so that the fan could come and meet me properly.”
While expressing gratitude toward God for the lady in his life, his better half, the on-screen character expressed that it astonishes him how his significant other is constantly unbothered when female fans come around him. He further uncovered that his better half now and then scrutinizes him on the off chance that he neglects to act a sentimental scene appropriately.
He said, “To remain scandal-free as I have in the Nigerian movie industry for over three decades, all you need to do is to maintain your lane. If you stay on your own side of the bed, you would remain scandal-free. I know that with the emergence of social media, it is easy to be linked with a scandal but I believe that if you stay on your own side of the bed, you can be 80 per cent scandal-free.
“For instance, whenever I am on Instagram, I know the kind of posts that I comment on. If you upload the picture of a naked lady, I will not comment on it; I will not react to it. The reason why I will not react is that I know that if I do so, someone would say something like ‘it is actresses that dress nude’. From there, we may start attacking each other online. So that is why I stay on my lane in real life and on social media.”
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