When a seed gets buried in the earth, science has it that it sprouts back seedlings from the initial seed of the same angiosperm. After the legendary film maker, Adeyemi Afolayan, popular in his time as ‘Adelove’ passed on in 1996, little did we know that he left behind soldiers.
Amazingly, he cloned a part of himself into all of his children who are now generals in their respective right on the Nigerian film making terrain.
Apart from 21st Century frontline film maker, Kunle Afolayan, and actor cum singer, Gabriel Afolayan, not many know that there are several other Ade Love kids pulling strings in the Nigerian film business. Abiola Alaba Peters profiles Afolayan’s big horns in the film business in Nigeria.
Moji is the first daughter of Ade Love. The light skinned and hairy woman is the wife of popular Yoruba movie producer, Rasak Olaiwola, popularly known as Ojo Pagogo. She is a fantastic role interpreter rocking the Yoruba movie scene and a producer.
He was in the film industry as an undercover. He had a short foray in the corporate world before attending the New York Film Academy (London Campus).
Since the Golden Effects’ boss returned from NYFC and gave us Irapada, a movie that was phenomenal at that time, it has been no looking back for this great film maker of our time that has been referred to as the ‘Kubrik of Lagos’ by The Guardian UK.
It is pertinent to mention here that Kunle’s son also acted in his 2006 blockbuster, IRAPADA. Apparently it will not be shocking if the boy grows up to take after the legacy peculiar to his paternal lineage.
Popularly known as Abefe, he is one big thing waiting to happen in Nollywood. Abefe, like his brother, Kunle, took some time off the industry to work in the civil service. He seems to be back with some momentum to sway everyone and command some attention to himself. With his recent film ‘Alaaru’ getting accolades from all and sundry, Tayo may just be the next big thing in the Nigerian film industry.
Not much is known about Teju, but this soft spoken good looking lad is a budding cinematographer and director.
You should see his work, as he is very creative and hardworking.
Popularly referred to as Jigolo, Aremu shares the same mother as Kunle. He enjoys being some- what controversial. The handsome young man is a pro- ducer and a good actor, a classic man w i t h good sense of fashion.
Sensational actor and soulful singer, the actor who goes by the stage name G.Fresh has been churning out hit singles to the delight of his teaming fans.
The fantastic actor, in 2013, got AMAA Best Supporting Actor and Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor In A Leading Role in Hoodrush and First Cause respectively. He is a nominee in Best Actor In A Leading Role category in the 2015 editon of BON Awards, to be hosted in December by Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
He is in the shell, gradually unfolding and hoping to carve a niche for himself in the industry.