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Biography: Gabriel afolayan, career and Scandal

Gabriel Afolayan is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor and singer. His stage name as a singer is G-fresh, and he is the younger brother of the famous acclaimed movie producer and director – Kunle Afolayan.

Gabriel Afolayan’s Background

Gabriel Afolayan is the son of one of the pioneers of the Nigerian Nollywood industry – Mr Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Adelove.

He hails from Kwara State, Agbamu, Irepodun Local Government Area. Gabriel was born in the early ’80s at Island Maternity, Lagos Island, but he grew up in Ibadan. He had his basic, elementary, and university education in Ibadan.

Gabriel Afolayan studied Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan (U.I) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts. He went on to study performing arts at the identity drama school Brixton, London. Identity Drama School produced potentials like John Boyega, Cynthia Erivo, Letitia Wright, Idris Damson, Malaki Kirby, Gloria Chikezie, etc.

Gabriel Afolayan is married to Adebanke Afolayan.

Gabriel Afolayan with his wife Adebanke Afolayan

Gabriel Afolayan’s Career

The talented actor started his acting career in 1990, with the movie – F Opawon – a Baba Sala movie. He came into limelight with the movie, Madam Dearest by Tade Ogidan, and the popular TV series – Super Story by Wale Adenuga. Since then, he has featured in several hit movies and has received numerous awards and nominations.

Gabriel Afolayan had always had a thing for music and was a member of his church choir. His love and appreciation for music have been his driving force through his musical career. In 1997, Gabriel became a backup singer at the Phoenix Studio, Ibadan.

He describes his music genre as a love ballad. Gabriel has released several albums with hit singles, including Kokoro Ife, Awelewa, Chapterz, Plug it, Dayan Mo Club 09, Kpasikona, Put Your Money (Bebe Toh Duro).

Movies

  F Opawon – 1990

  Madam Dearest

  Super Story Series

  Aramotu – 2010

  Ghetto Dreamz: The Dagrin Story – 2011

  Hoodrush – 2012

  Heroes and Zeroes – 2012

  Glitterati – 2013

  The Antique – 2014

  Ojujo – 2014

  7 Inch Curve – 2015

  Okafor’s Law – 2016

  A Love Like This – 2016

  Tatu – 2017

  Something Wicked – 2017

  Alakada Reloaded – 2017

  King Invincible – 2017

  Hanatu – 2017

  Power of 1 – 2018

  Kasala – 2018

  Philander – 2018

  Gold Statue – 2019

  Say Mama – 2019

  Lugard, The Movie – 2019

  For Maria – 2019

  Coming from Insanity – 2019

  Alubarika – 2019

  Codewilo – 2019

  Oracles Online – 2019

  Latana 1 and 2 – 2019

  Sharo – 2019

Songs/Tracks

  Kokoro Ife in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Awelewa in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Alantere in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Kpasi Kona in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Bebe Toh Duro in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Real Talk in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Chapters in the album Songs Collection – 2015

  Segi in the album Segi – 2015

  Ko Le Ye Won in the album Ko Le Ye Won – 2016

  Hold On in the album Hold On – 2016

  Amoke in the album Amoke – 2018

  Doesn’t Count in the album Amoke – 2018

  Gamulu in the album Amoke – 2018

  Ife Wa in the album Instinct – 2018

  Sisi Eko in the album Instinct – 2018

  Meta in the album Instinct – 2018

  Orekelewa in the album Instinct – 2018

  Ontemi in the album Instinct – 2018

  Shogunrege in the album Instinct – 2018

  All my Love in the album Instinct – 2018

  Take my Hands in the album Instinct – 2018

  Funky Love in the album Instinct – 2018

  Tin Ba Gbo Kpe in the album Instinct – 2018

  Sugar Daddy in the album Instinct – 2018

  Ready in the album Instinct – 2018

  Original in the album Instinct – 2018

  Essential in the album Instinct – 2018

  Money in the album Instinct – 2018

  Go Up in the album– 2018

  So Fine in the album So Fine – 2019

  Cute Bunny in the album Cute Bunny – 2019

Awards And Nominations Of Gabriel Afolayan

Gabriel holding his award at the Nollywood Movie Awards.

  Most Promising Actor at the Yoruba Movies Academy Awards – 2012

  The Rising Star at the Nollywood Movies Award (NMA) – 2012

  Best Supporting Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2013

  Nominated at the Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – 2013

  Best Actor in a Leading Role nominee at the Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Actor – 2013

  Outstanding Actor at the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) – 2019

  Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role (English) at the BON Awards – 2019

  Best actor in a leading role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2019

  Ynaija named Gabriel Afolayan amongst the 100 most influential Nigerians in film – 2019

  Best Actor (Male) nominee at the Intellects Awards – 2019

  Actor of the year nominee at the Africa Choice Awards – 2019

  Special Mention Lead Actor Feature at the Five Continents International Film Festival (FCIFF) – 2019

Endorsements Of Gabriel Afolayan

Gabriel Afolayan is the official Ambassador for Airtel Nigeria.

Studio6

Studio6 is a multimedia limited liability company, established in 2010, by Gabriel Afolayan, to represent the Gabriel Afolayan Brand. The company aims to influence the world through quality media content.

Studio6 provides the following services: film production, music production, label management, television advertising, and programming, radio advertising, and programming. The company is also involved in the sales of media-related equipment.

Scandal

Cheating rumour: Actor Gabriel Afolayan and wife unfollow each other on Instagram.

Actor Gabriel Afolayan and his wife have reportedly unfollowed each other on Instagram.

It was recently reported that trouble surfaced in their home after it was alleged that Afolayan’s wife cheated on him with popular music star, Banky W.

According to the report, Adebanke allegedly cheated on her husband Gabriel Afolayan with singer, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W. The singer, who is the husband of actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington, had attended Afolayan and Adebanke’s wedding with his wife in 2018.

It was alleged that the cheating scandal had led to a split between Gabriel and his wife Adebanke . And amidst the cheating rumours, the couple has unfollowed each other on their Instagram pages.

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