Kunle Afolayan, born on September 30, 1975, is a Nigerian actor, film producer, and director. He was born in Ebute Meta, Lagos State, in the Southwest region of Nigeria. Afolayan made an appearance at the Subversive Film Festival in 2011.
|Full Name:||Kunle Afolayan|
|Date of Birth:||September 30, 1975|
|Place of Birth:||Ebute Meta, Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Kwara State|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
Early Life and Education
Kunle Afolayan is from Kwara State and is of Igbomina and Yoruba heritage. He is the son of Ade Love, a theatrical and cinema director.
Prior to opting to transition into full-time filmmaking and enrolling in a course at the New York Film Academy, he studied finance and began by working at a bank while doing some occasional acting.
He also directed The Figurine: Araromire, a film with both Yoruba and English dialogue. The Figurine was a hit at Nigerian movie theaters and took home five major African Film Academy awards.
Afolayan and his colleague Zeb Ejiro attended the Subversive Film Festival in 2011 to represent the Nigerian film industry.
Phone Swap made its French debut at the inaugural Nollywood Week Paris in May 2013 and took home the Public Choice Award.
Golden Effects Pictures, a 2005-founded film and production business in Nigeria, is led by Kunle Afolayan.
Irapada, The Figurine, Phone Swap, October 1, Roti, Omugwo, The Tribunal, The CEO, and Mokalik are only a few of the company’s feature films.
Kunle Afolayan Net Worth
Kunle Afolayan is a famous Nigerian actor and filmmaker with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Kunle Afolayan is married to Tolu Afolayan, and together they have four kids. He describes himself as a free thinker.
In 2021, the director signed an agreement with Netflix to produce three full-length movies, one of which would be a cinematic version of Swallow by Sefi Atta.
The script was written by him and the author, and it apparently features a significant change from the original plot.
The main character of the film is a woman in mid-’80s Lagos who starts to think about getting involved in drug trafficking.
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