Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan was a Nigerian actor, filmmaker, dramatist, and producer who lived from 1940 until 1996.
Profile Summary of Adeyemi Afolayan
Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan
|Died||1996 (aged 55 -56)
|Ajani Ogun (1976)|
|Children||Kunle Afolayan (son)
Tayo Afolayan (son)
Gabriel Afolayan (Son)
Moji Afolayan (daughter)
Aremu Afolayan (son)
|Relatives||Toyin Afolayan (sister)|
In 1940, Adeyemi Afolayan (commonly known as Ade Love) was born. He was a film actor, director, and producer from Nigeria’s Kwara state.
He is the father of film actors Kunle Afolayan, Tayo Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, Moji Afolayan, and Aremu Afolayan, as well as the brother of actress Toyin Afolayan.
Afolayan joined Moses Olaiya’s theatre troupe in 1966, but left in 1971 to form his own, which went on to present comedy pieces.
In 1976, he starred in Ola Balogun’s Ajani Ogun, and later produced and performed in Balogun’s Ija Ominira. Kadara, also known as Destiny in English, was his first film, which he wrote, produced, and featured in. The film was screened in Tashkent’s ninth African and Asian film festival. Ija Orogun, Taxi Driver, and Iya ni Wura were among the films Afolayan produced and starred in.
- Taxi Driver (1983)
- Ajani Ogun (1976)