Kunle Afolayan




Kunle Afolayan is of Igbomina-Yoruba descent, from Kwara State, Nigeria. He is the son of the famous theatre and film director and producer Ade Love. He majored in economics and started out working in a bank while doing some casual acting, before deciding to move into full-time filmmaking and taking a course at the New York Film Academy. Since 2005 he has been active in the Nigerian film industry. He has made several extremely popular titles including: The Figurine: Araromire which was in the Yoruba and English languages and Phone Swap which featured Wale Ojo, Joke Silva, Nse Ikpe Etim and the legendary Chika Okpala. The Figurine won five major awards in the African Film Academy and experienced tremendous success in the Nigerian movie theaters. In May 2013, Phone Swap premiered in France at the first edition of NollywoodWeek Paris and won the Public Choice Award. Afolayan is the CEO of Golden Effects Pictures, a Nigerian film and production company incorporated in 2005. Biography Source


Irapada / Redemption (2007)
Araromire / The Figurine (2009)
Phone Swap (2012)
October 1 (2014)
The CEO (2016)
The Bridge (2017)
Mokalik / Mechanic (2019)
Tenant of the House (2019)
Diamonds in the Sky (2019)
Citation (2020)
A Naija Christmas (2021)
Swallow (2021)

Films Curated by AFF