Gabriel Afolayan Actor describes role in Airtel commercial as most memorable yet

"It's quite challenging when you have to act without dialogue," Gabriel Afolayan said while sharing challenges encountered on set.

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Nollywood actor and singer, Gabriel Afolayan, was recently a guest at Pulse Nigeria where he spoke about his career.

Speaking about his most memorable role yet as an actor, Afolayan mentioned the viral Airtel commercial which features him as a stranded young man.

According to the actor, it was a bit tasking acting without dialogue.

Gabriel Afolayan talks Airtel Advert play

Gabriel Afolayan talks Airtel Advert

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"I think it's the new commercial with Airtel, because, it's a lot different. It's a form of acting without dialogue. We call it pantomimic dramatization in our field of study," Afolayan said.

"So, it's quite challenging when you have to act without saying a word. It says a lot about you going into the zone of your character, so we have to play a lot with facial expressions and body language. So it was a bit tasking for me because I am used to acting with dialogue, and this comes in, and it feels different. I made up my mind to give it a shot and it worked out"

The actor also spoke on what he contributed to the advert aside his acting talent. According to Afolayan, he borrowed experiences from a couple of people who have been stranded. The "King Invincible" also shared his experience being stranded in Ghana in 2005.

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Gabriel Afolayan is a Nollywood actor who is popular for his role in movies including "Ojuju", "The gods are Still to Blame", "Something Wicked", "Hoodrush" among others.

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