Kunle Afolayan Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan is an award-winning Nigerian actor, film producer, director and the founder/CEO of Golden Effects Pictures.

Despite being the song of famous theatre and film director cum producer, Ade Love, Kunle has over the years, proven himself as one of the most hardworking and talented actors in the Nigerian movie industry. In 2011, he appeared at the Subversive Film Festival in 2011 where he represented the Nigerian film industry with colleague Zeb Ejiro.
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Kunle Afolayan Profile

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Full name: Kunle Afolayan
Date of birth: 30th September 1974
Age: 46 years (2020)
Place of birth:  Kwara State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: New York Film Academy
Parents:  Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan
Spouse(s): Tolu Afolayan
Children: Four
Occupation: Actor, director
Net worth: $700,000 est.

Kunle Afolayan Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Kunle Afolayan was born on the 30th of September, 1974 to the family of  Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan. His father  Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan (aka Ade-Love) was also a popular Nollywood theatre and film director, and producer. Kunle's siblings, Kunle Afolayan, Tayo Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, Moji Afolayan and Aremu Afolayan are also film actors. He is also related to popular Nollywood star, Toyin Afolayan.

Kunle grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria, though he originally hails from Igbomina, Kwara State, Nigeria. After completing his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to higher institution, where he obtained a B.Sc degree in Economics. He also holds a Diploma in digital film-making from the New York Film Academy.


Kunle Afolayan started his entertainment career as a banker and part-time actor before he eventually ventured into a full-time entertainment career. Ever since 2005 when he became active in the Nigerian movie industry, Afolayan made several extremely popular titles including; 'The Figurine: Araromire' and 'Phone Swap' which he featured Joke Silva, Wale Ojo, Nse Ikpe Etim and other top actors. 'The Figurine: Araromire' won five major awards in the African Film Academy while 'Phone Swap' won the Public Choice Award at the first edition of Nollywood Week, Paris.

His 2014 movie, 'October 1' was very successful at the box office. It grossed approximately ₦60 million at the cinemas, making it the second-highest-grossing Nigerian film in Nigerian cinemas at the time of its release, tying with 'Half of a Yellow Sun'.

Personal Life

Kunle Afolayan got married to her wife Tolu in 2007 and their union produced 4 kids. Tolu is a successful businesswoman and holds a certificate from the Lagos Business School. The duo reportedly parted ways in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences.
Kunle Afolayan identifies as a Free-thinker.

Awards and Nominations

Kunle Afolayan has received numerous awards and recognitions since 2005, some of them include:
• Best Director in the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Award (nominated)
• Festival Prize for Outstanding Film Directing at the Abuja International Film Festival (2012)
• Golden Jury award for Best Film at the Abuja International Film Festival (2012)
• Best Director in the 2013 Nollywood Movie Award (nominated)
• Best Director in the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Award (nominated)
• Actor of the Year in the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Award (nominated)
• An Icon in the African Entertainment Industry Award at the Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards (AHBEA) (2016)
• Best Movie Producer of the Year (English) in the 2017 City People Movie Award (nominated)
Movie Director of the Year (English) in the 2017 City People Movie Award (nominated)
• Best Film Award at the Durban International Film Festival (2019)

Kunle Afolayan Net Worth

Kunle Afolayan is one of the richest Nigerian entertainers. he is the founder/CEO of Golden Effects Pictures, a film production company that specializes in film production, editing, film equipment rentals, and film consulting.
He has also signed endorsement deals with several top brands, including Air France, Pavillon Afriques, Pan Nigeria and Globacom Nigeria. According to AustineMedia.com, Kunle Afolayan has an estimated net worth $700,000.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Kunle Afolayan on:
Instagram @KunleAfo
Twitter @KunleAfolayan

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