Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian actor, film producer and director.
Kunle Afolayan is of Igbomina-Yoruba descent, from Kwara State.[He is the son of the famous theater and film director and producer Adeyemi Afolayan.
Kunle is married to Tolu and they have three children.
He majored in economics and started out working in a bank while doing some casual acting, before deciding to move into full-time film making 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.
Kunle is also known for his “kembe clothing line” which is been compensated by a lot of celebrities home and abroad.
He went over the Internet to wish himself. He wrote:
“Mo ti ndagba, mi o ni dagba’ya! God I thank you for the grace so far. Happy birthday Adekunle Ayodeji Akande! Ire #birthday”