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Kunle Afolayan

Best Director Kunle Afolayan then and now

Where are they now? #2015AMVCA Winner Kunle Afolayan

Award winning actor, director and producer, Kunle Afolayan has had a very busy year. While still basking in the runaway success of his period thriller October 1 which screened in 2014, his cast and crew picked up several awards at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards including Best Director and Best Picture.

Despite October 1 being hit hard by pirates, Afolayan has remained steadfast in his creative pursuits. He shot a TV series Eko Law and is currently in production of his next movie, The CEO which stars a diverse cast from across the continent of Africa including the award winning performing artiste Angelique Kidjoe.

Recently named a brand ambassador for Air France, Afolayan’s October 1 garnered three awards at the 11th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Port Elizabeth (Costume Design, Best Nigerian Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role).

Enter for AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Award 2015 now.

Did You Know?

  1. His father was the famous thespian and filmmaker Ade Love.
  2. He started his career as a banker before he was bitten by the acting bug.
  3. He got his big break playing Aresejabata in Tunde Kelani’s Saworoide where he played the role
  4. He is an alumnus of the New York Film Academy.
  5. His brother is the talented actor and musician Gabriel Afolayan.

Have you watched any of Kunle Afolayan’s movies? Let us know your favourite.

  • Irapada
  • Araromire: The Figurine
  • Phone Swap
  • October 1

By Isabella Akinseye