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Everything You Need To Know About Nigerian Actor, Aremu Afolayan

Aremu Afolayan is a Nigerian actor, movie producer, and entrepreneur. He is the younger brother of Kunle Afolayan, a veteran Nigerian film actor and award-winning director and entrepreneur. He is the second son of a popular Nollywood actor and movie producer, the late Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan, popularly known as “Ade Love.

Early Life and Education

Aremu Afolayan hails from Igbomina, Ilorin, Kwara State. He was born on August 2, 1980, in Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria, to a renowned theatrical and movie producer and director, Ade Love. He grew up with four siblings: three brothers and one sister. Aremu received his elementary and secondary schooling in Lagos state.

Career

He was the last to enter Nollywood among the children of his father, making his debut in a film only in 2007. He revealed that acting was his passion and that was why he chose the profession. He made his breakthrough in the movie business with Jaiye Kuti’s 2008 film “Ewon Laafin,” which also helped establish him as a household celebrity. Since then, he has appeared in a number of films, including “Idamu Akoto,” “Ahun,” “Gbajumo,” and “Omolakeji.” Aremu dabbled in production, releasing films like “Ina” and “Ina Fitila,” just like all of Ade Love’s children.

He is very talented and skilled at acting and portraying characters in films. He has a number of films to his credit, and he is a talented actor in both English and Yoruba films.

Personal Life

Aremu Afolayan is married to Kafilat Olayinka Quadri. They have a daughter together, Iyunade Afolayan. 

Aremu Afolayan’s wedding took place in Abuja. According to reports, several of his relatives chose not to attend the wedding because they disapproved of his choice of wife. In contrast, he asserted that he doesn’t care what other people think of him, his wife, or his marriage.

Relatives of Aremu Afolayan who are also popular in the movie industry are Moji Afolayan (sister), Gabriel Afolayan (brother), Kunle Afolayan (brother), and Toyin Afolayan (aunt), who is the junior sister of their late father.

Controversies

Inflation – Osinbajo

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Aremu Afolayan recently lamented the fragile state of Nigeria’s economy after he allegedly changed 6,500 Dirham into N1 million in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He specifically called out Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for not living up to the expectations of many Nigerians who had hoped that the standard of living in the country would improve under the current administration.

Gay Allegation

Aremu denied being gay in an interview he granted in 2018.
On why people call him gay, the actor said:

“I went to a store with a friend to pick up a wristwatch I had been paying for in instalments. My friend was taking pictures when I told him that we should cause trouble on social media with a picture of me pecking him. When I posted the picture, it went viral within 15 minutes. In fact, we were still in the store when the picture went viral. I was shocked that Nigerians would even conceive the idea that I am gay because I love women. Anybody can be gay and I mean no disrespect to them but as for me, the picture was just done for publicity stunt. I never knew it would go viral that fast.

“People call me a gigolo; how come I do not have money? I know a lot of people that are gigolos and they are doing fine. If they say I am an actor and gigolo, why would I have to sell a car in order to afford another car? What is wrong with me buying Versace and Ferragamo? Why would I be a gigolo and not dress like a posh boy? Why would I be wearing slippers everywhere I go? So why should I answer the people calling me a gigolo? I do not have to convince anyone; when I know that at the end of the day, I would not waste my time convincing you about anything. You can think about anything you like but I am not here to convince anyone.”

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Result
2021 Net Honours Most Searched Actor Nominated

Net Worth

Aremu Afolayan is doing well for himself through his acting, movie production, and the asset he has acquired. His net worth is estimated to be around $700,000.

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