Actor talks building a brand, acting and singing, awards, cinema culture

"I said to myself, I am not going to do just any kind of project," Gabriel Afolayan on building a brand.

Gabriel Afolayan

The actor spoke about branding as an actor, cinema culture and his love for acting and music.

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"First thing first was to say to myself, 'you're in for this for a very long time, and the kind of brand you want to build for yourself will actually say a lot about you," he said. So I said to myself, I am not going to do just any kind of project. Whatever project I am going to be on will be something I know is worthwhile and will project the brand further than it is at the moment."

"I think does questions got answered early enough in my career and I was able to set that up for myself by not doing just whatever I jump across."

The "Kokoro Ife" singer who kicked off a music career before making an acting debut spoke on which of the two career paths he preferred.

According to him, choosing one would be like questioning his God who blessed him with the talent. He however spoke on acting, which gave him his big break.

"Acting gave the landmark to who Gabriel Afolayan is. Bringing up my singing side is something I love to do, not because acting is not paying off, but solely because I have got love for music."

"So, I am not going to say I prefer this to that. I just love what I do."

The singer also spoke on the cinema culture in Nigeria and what an award means to him as an actor. According to him, while awards are there to encourage an actor, it is important for all actors to know that whatever they are doing is for their fans.

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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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