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Gabriel Afolayan Biography: Education, Career, Marriage, Movies, Songs, and Awards

Actor Gabriel Afolayan was born in Nigeria on March 1st, 1985. He is the son of Mr. Adeyemi Afolayan, often known as “Adelove,” who is regarded as a legend in Nigerian Nollywood. Gabriel also sings, and he is most known for using the musical alias “G-Fresh.”

Early Life

Gabriel Afolayan is a native of Kwara State’s Agbamu Local Government Area in Irepodun. He was born at Lagos Island’s Island Maternity in the early 1980s, however he was raised in Ibadan. He went to Ibadan for his elementary, secondary, and university studies.

Career & Education

He made his acting career debut in 1990, with the movie  ‘F Opawon ‘, a movie written by Baba Sala. Gabriel started gaining a star when he featured in the movie, Madam Dearest written by Tade Ogidan, and the popular TV series ‘Super Story’ written by Wale Adenuga. Since then, he has acted in different movies and has received many awards and nominations.

Being talented in singing, Gabriel Afolayan participated in the chorus of his church. Throughout his musical career, his passion for music has been his driving force. Gabriel started performing as a backing singer at the Phoenix Studio in Ibadan in 1997.

Gabriel Afolayan studied theatre arts at the University of Ibadan (U.I. ), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in the field. He continues his education in the performing arts at the London-based Identity Drama School in Brixton.

 

Personal Life

Gabriel Afolayan got married to Adebanke on April 5th, 2018 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

After some years of marriage, the issue of cheating arose, and there was a rumour started by Instagram blogger, Gistlover that Adebanke Afolayan was cheating with Banky W.

In an interview with City People, Gabriel Afolayan revealed that the marriage is back on track again.

As of this moment, Gabriel Afolayan and his wife have no children.

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MOVIES & SERIES

Year Title
2022 Blood Sisters
2019 Gold Statue
Lugard, The Movie
For Maria
Oracles Online
Coming from Insanity
Alubarika
Codewilo
Latana 1 and 2
Sharo
Say Mama
2018 Kasala
Power of 1
Philander
2017 King Invincible
Tatu
Something Wicked
Alakada Reloaded
Hanatu
2016 Okafor’s Law
A Love Like This
2015 7 Inch Curve
2014 The Antique
Ojujo
2013 Glitterati
2012 Heroes and Zeroes
Hoodrush
2011 Ghetto Dreamz: The Dagrin Story
2010 Aramotu
1990 F Opawon
Madam Dearest (Tv Series)
Super Story Series (Tv Series)

SINGLES & ALBUM

Year Title Album
2019 So Fine So Fine
Amoke Amoke
Doesn’t Count Amoke
Gamulu Amoke
Cute Bunny Cute Bunny
Ife Wa Instinct
Sisi Eko Instinct
2018 Meta Instinct
All my Love Instinct
Tin Ba Gbo Kpe Instinct
Take my Hands Instinct
Sugar Daddy Instinct
Shogunrege Instinct
Ready Instinct
Original Instinct
Orekelewa Instinct
Essential Instinct
Ontemi Instinct
Money Instinct
Funky Love Instinct
Go Up Instinct
2016 Ko Le Ye Won Ko Le Ye Won
  Hold On Hold On
2015 Kokoro Ife Songs Collection
Alantere Songs Collection
Segi Segi
Real Talk in the album Songs Collection
Kpasi Kona Songs Collection
Chapters Songs Collection
Bebe Toh Duro Songs Collection
Awelewa Songs Collection

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Actor in A Drama For Maria Ebun Pataki Pending
2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Actor in a Drama (Movie or TV Series) Coming From Insanity Nominated
2019 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Actor of the year nominee Coming From Insanity Nominated
Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Best Actor (Male) Nominated
Intellects Awards Best actor in a leading role Gold Statue Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead role – English Gold Statue Won
International Film Festival (AIFF) Outstanding Actor at the Abuja Gold Statue Won
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead role – English Tatu Nominated
Best Supporting Actor –Yoruba Ailatunse Won
Best Kiss in a Movie Ailatunse Won
2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Hoodrush Won
Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Best Actor in a Leading Role First Cause Nominated

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