Kunle Afolayan 7 things you should know about filmmaker

Today, September 30, 2015, is the birthday of the creative and talented Kunle Afolayan, and we have put together 7 simple things every movie lover should know about him.

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Kunle Afolayan

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Kunle Afolayan is creative, talented, an award winning filmmaker, and a role model to many actors in the Nigerian film industry.

With a name popular for movies like 'October 1,' 'Irapada,' 'Figurine,' 'Phone Swap,' among others, Kunle is arguably one of the best filmmakers in the industry.

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Kunle Afolayan

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Today, September 30, 2015, is the birthday of the talented and multi award winning filmmaker, and we are celebrating him by sharing 7 things every movie lover should know about him.

Here we go;

A picture collage of de Ade Afolayan, Kunle Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan play

A picture collage of de Ade Afolayan, Kunle Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan

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1. The renowned filmmaker was born on September 30, 1974 to renowned filmmaker, late Adeyemi ‘Ade Love’ Afolayan.

2. Before Kunle became the filmmaker we've all come to admire, he worked in the banking industry for seven years.

3. In 2005, Kunle left the banking industry for full time acting, and attended the New York Film Academy where he took a course in acting.

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When Kunle Afolayan and Denzel Washington met

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READ : 6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT 'OCTOBER 1.'

4. Kunle who came into limelight following his role as Aresejabata  in Tunde Kelani's Saworoide, has since created many award winning movies like 'Irapada,' 'The Figurine,' 'Araromire,' 'Phone Swap,' and 'October 1.'

He recently shot a TV series titled 'Eko Law,' and is currently working on his latest project 'The CEO.'

5. Kunle is married to his beautiful wife Tolu Afolayan, and they have 3 kids together.

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Kunle Afolayan and wife

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6. Kunle was appointed as one of the members of Jury for this year's Emmy Awards, alongside Tunde Kelani, Mo Abudu, among others.

The talented and award winning Tunde Kelani, Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan among others, are now members of Jury for this years Emmy awards. play

The talented and award winning Tunde Kelani, Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan among others, are now members of Jury for this years Emmy awards.

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7.  On April 13, 2015, the pirated copies of Kunle's  award winning movie 'October 1' was released amid controversy.

Yemi Sodimu holding seized pirated copies of Kunle Afolayan's October 1.

On March 7, 2015, at the 2015 AMVCAs, 'October 1'  dominated the night, winning nine awards at the prestigious event.

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