The Afolayan family is Nigeria’s star-studded family, including the legendary actor and film director Ade Love and his children Kunle Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, and Moji Afolayan.
To be a Nigerian movie fan, you must recognize Kunle Afolayan. Well, Kunle Afolayan is the household name in Nollywood. In addition to his acting credits, he has 15 directing and 11 producing credits.
The talented performer has been in the industry for nearly two decades. He has successfully established himself as one of the most successful actors in the industry.
Talking about this personal life, the Mokalik (Mechanic) director is also a family guy with few kids. He has a star-studded family, as his siblings are also well-established actors.
Kunle Afolayan Family
Kunle Afolayan was born on September 30, 1975, in Ebute Metta, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is the son of Ade Love, a well-known theatre and film director. The Afolayan family is of Igbomina-Yoruba descent from Kwara State.
The actor has two brothers, Aremu Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan, and a sister, Moji Afolayan. Kunle Afolayan’s brothers and sister are also in the entertainment industry and have accomplished considerable success.
Kunle Afolayan’s elder sister, Moji, has acting credits and some producing and directing credits. She is married to a Nigerian star, Ojopagogo. In 2016, Moji appeared in the Yoruba movie Arinjo and her husband and Dele Odule.
Furthermore, Kunle’s younger brother, Gabriel, is popularly known by his stage name G-Fresh. He is more into music than acting. The University of Ibadan graduate is known for his songs like Kokoro Ife, Plug it, Awelewa, etc. In addition, the singer has worked on many movies and TV series, including King Invincible, Code WIlo, Gold Statue, Ojuju, and many more.
Aremu, Kunle’s other younger brother, is also a veteran film actor, award-winning director, and entrepreneur.
Who Is Kunle Afolayan Wife?
Tolu Afolyan was Kunle Afolayan wife from 2007 to 2019. Kunle Afolyyan and his ex-wife tied the knot in 2007.
The former couple welcomed four children together. They are two daughters, Eyiyemi and Darasimi, and two sons, Diekoloreoluwa David Afolayan and Darimisire Afolayan.
At first, everything was alright, and their bond was solid. The former pair’s marriage was the envy of the industry. However, in 2019, rumors of their ever-increasing love falling short started to surface. Soon after, they legally ended their marriage.
According to reports, things between Kunle and his ex-wife started to get cold due to the actor’s alleged infidelity. The star had always been incessantly accused of being incurably adulterous.
After divorcing the Phone Swap actor, Tolu moved on with her past and started to focus on becoming a better version of herself. The beautiful lady recently graduated from the Lagos Business School. She even started her own brand Aduke the Jeweller and reported doing well.
Additionally, many sources claim that Kunle Afolayan’s ex-wife has another partner who is a business mogul. However, Tolu has kept her love life under wrap. Thus, the new man’s identity is a mystery.
It has been a few years since Kunle and Tolu parted ways. Kunle owns the custody of their children. Hopefully, the Afolayan bunch must be in touch with their momma.
Kunle Afolayan Net Worth
Regarding his wealth, the actor has not revealed the exact amount. However, considering his glorious career in glamour, we can assume that Kunle Afolayan’s net worth is big enough to drop out jaws.
Aforementioned, the Nigerian-born actor has also produced and directed many movies. His movies are a big hit in the domestic market. For instance, Kunle directed the movie October 1 was a massive success. It grossed approximately ₦60 million ($141 K) at the cinema.
It was the second highest-grossing Nigerian film in the country. Later during an interview with Nigerian Entertainment Today in February 2015, Afolayan revealed that his film had made over ₦100 million ($235121.80) within six months.