Kunle Afolayan, an award-triumphing Nollywood actor and filmmaker, became forty eight today, September 30, 2022.
Bimbo Ademoye describes Afolayan as a dwelling legend who has undoubtedly impacted her lifestyles in a put up on her proven Instagram page.
“Happy birthday, living legend, icon.” Thank you for the present of you. Thank you for being you for all people. Thank you for the gift of arolake, the gift of Saro, the present of Anikulapo, and so much more. Today is your lucky day. Congratulations, sir; I want you an afternoon as outstanding as you are. “@kunleafo,” she captioned her Instagram publish.
Kunle formerly found out in an interview that his late father, Adeyemi Afolayan, discouraged him and his siblings from pursuing their dreams.
The pinnacle Nollywood filmmaker found out that his late father, who’s broadly seemed as certainly one of Nigeria’s pioneers of filmmaking, discouraged him and his siblings from venturing into the arena of make-believe due to a lack of consistent income.
“My father absolutely discouraged any of us from going into appearing or filmmaking,” he stated. He asked in case you desired to run round like I’m walking around. And those are instructions that have helped me structure the enterprise side of what I do due to the fact I don’t want to emerge as like them.
— Bimbo Ademoye (@BimboAdemoye) September 30, 2022
“I recollect after he died, Nollywood came, and I could see those movies with beautiful tales, and I might examine them to my dad’s and Ogunde’s films with the production pleasant, but how come the audio is bad, how come the makeup is awful, how can we do that, and I said ok, I want to be a filmmaker, I by no means said I desired to be a director.”
“I went to Tade Ogidan, and he said good enough, when we’ve got something, I will call you,” he added. I also visited Tunde Kilani. Who are you to mention you need to make a film, he stated? You need to discover ways to be a filmmaker due to the fact your father changed into one.
Go to school and end your education, and then after they wanted to do ‘Saworo Ide’ in 1998, he introduced me and I auditioned. “I finally played the function, however I nevertheless wanted to make a film,” he introduced.