Aremu Afolayan is a Nigerian actor, film producer, and businessman. Kunle Afolayan, a veteran Nigerian actor, award-winning filmmaker, and entrepreneur, is his younger brother. He is the second son of late Nollywood actor and producer Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan, also known as “Ade Love.”
Early Life and Education
Aremu Afolayan is originally from Igbomina, Ilorin, Kwara State. He was born on August 2, 1980, in Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria, to Ade Love, a well-known theatre and film producer and director. He was raised with three brothers and one sister. Aremu attended primary and secondary education in Lagos state.
He was the latest of his father’s children to break into Nollywood, debuting in a film only in 2007. He confessed that acting was his love and that he joined the profession because of it. He made his film debut in Jaiye Kuti’s 2008 film “Ewon Laafin,” which also helped establish him as a household celebrity. He has since appeared in other films, including “Idamu Akoto,” “Ahun,” “Gbajumo,” and “Omolakeji.” Like all of Ade Love’s children, Aremu dabbled in production, releasing films such as “Ina” and “Ina Fitila.”
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.
Kafilat Olayinka Quadri is Aremu Afolayan’s wife. They have a daughter, Iyunade Afolayan.
The wedding of Aremu Afolayan took place in Abuja. Several of his family, according to sources, chose not to attend the wedding because they disagreed with his choice of wife. He, on the other hand, claimed 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.
Inflation – Osinbajo
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
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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.