Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian filmmaker, actor, and director. He was born on September 30, 1975, in Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria. He comes from a family of actors and filmmakers; his father, Adeyemi Afolayan, was a popular actor and director, and his siblings, Moji Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, and Aremu Afolayan, are also involved in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Afolayan began his career in the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood, as an actor in the 1990s. He appeared in several popular movies, including “Saworoide” and “Agbara Nla.” He later ventured into filmmaking and made his directorial debut with the movie “Irapada” in 2006. The movie was well-received and won several awards, including the Best Indigenous Language Film at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Afolayan’s subsequent movies include “The Figurine” (2009), “Phone Swap” (2012), “October 1” (2014), and “Mokalik” (2019), among others. His movies are known for their high production values, excellent cinematography, and engaging storylines. He has won numerous awards for his work, including Best Director at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for “The CEO” in 2017.
In addition to his work in filmmaking, Afolayan is also involved in promoting Nigerian culture and tourism. He has been appointed as a cultural ambassador by the Nigerian government and has worked with several tourism organizations to promote Nigerian tourism.
Afolayan is divorced and has four children. He is known for his love for vintage cars and has a collection of classic cars. He is also a fitness enthusiast and enjoys working out regularly.