Meet Handsome Yoruba Actor, Gabriel Afolayan, His Wife and other things about Him

Meet Handsome Yoruba Actor, Gabriel Afolayan, His Wife and other things about Him
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Gabriel Afolayan is a Nigerian actor and singer from a distinguished entertainment familial stock, as he is a son to Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as, Ade Love, a pioneer in the Nollywood Industry. Gabriel Afolayan gained prominence in the Nigerian movie scene from when he was featured in the Wale Adenuga-produced TV series, Nnenna, of which he played the role of Akin. Gabriel Afolayan has since been featured in several films of which he has attained outstanding acclaim. As a singer, Gabriel Afolayan has several music albums to his credit, with notable songs like Awelewa and Kokoro Ife. Gabriel Afolayan is married to Adebanke Afolayan.

This is all you need to know about Adebanke Afolayan, wife of Gabriel Afolayan:

  • Early Life and Education

Adebanke is a native of Osogbo in Osun State. She has acquired basic education up to the tertiary level. She was a resident in the United States of America, where she lived and worked before tying the nuptial knot with the actor cum singer, Gabriel Afolayan.

  • Marital Life

Adebanke and Gabriel Afolayan got married in 2018 after a romantic affair that kicked off in 2016. The introduction ceremony of the marriage between Adebanke and Gabriel Afolayan took place in the hometown of Adebanke, Osogbo, in Osun State, on April 2, 2018. Three days later, on April 5, 2018, a grand traditional marriage ceremony between Adebanke and Gabriel Afolayan occurred in Oluyole, Ibadan in Oyo State. The wedding ceremony had several entertainers comprising actors, actresses, movie directors, musicians, and family members in attendance.

The marriage between Adebanke and Gabriel Afolayan suffered a nuptial skirmish in 2019 though the nitty-gritty of the differences between the couple was not brought to the public fore. However, the couple has seemed to have resolved their differences as their marriage is still intact. The couple does not yet have a child together but Adebanke Afolayan had a child before marrying Gabriel Afolayan.

  • Who is Gabriel Afolayan?

  • Early Life and Education

Gabriel Afolayan is a native of Kwara State. He was born on March 1, 1985, to a pioneer actor, filmmaker, dramatist, and producer in the Nollywood industry, Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly regarded as Ade Love. Ade Love was featured in the 1976 film, Ajani Ogun, and Taxi Driver, with his time in the industry spanning from 1966 until he died in 1996. Gabriel is the last child of his parents, with his other siblings also in the entertainment setting, they are; Moji Afolayan, Kunle Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan, and Toyin Afolayan, also known as Lola Idije.

Gabriel Afolayan attained elementary and secondary school education, up to obtaining a bachelor’s degree. It was during his teenage years whilst in secondary school that Gabriel Afolayan decided to refine his acting skill as he participated in various drama groups. With heightened zeal in dramatic arts, Gabriel applied for Theatre Arts at the Univerisity of Ibadan, after obtaining his Senior Secondary Certificate upon completion of secondary school education. Gabriel Afolayan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan in fulfillment of his undergraduate programmme.

  • Career

Gabriel Afolayan is an actor and singer that has attained a degree of success in Nigeria’s entertainment sphere. Gabriel Afolayan’s entry into the movie scene was when he was featured in the Baba Sala-produced film, F Opawon. Though he received wider recognition when he was featured in Madam Dearest, a Tade Ogidan film, and Nnenna, a TV series produced by Wale Adenuga.  From thereon, Gabriel Afolayan has been featured in several films in Nollywood. His portrayal of Taiver Jambari in the 2012 film, Hoodrush, earned him accolades and recognition even further. Other movies he has featured In are, Citation, 7 Inch Curve, Okafor’s Love, Ojuju, Gold Statue, Ailatunse, Coming From Insanity, I Ride With You, among others.

Gabriel Afolayan is also a singer that goes by the stage name, G-Fresh. He has released about six musical albums such as Cute Bunny, So Fine, Amoke, Ko Le Ye Won, and others. Notable songs he has released are, Doesn’t Count, Go Up, Ife Wa, Awelewa, Bebe Toh Duro, All My Love, Amoke, Chapters, and several others.

Gabriel Afolayan also has a company, Studio 6, that is involved in film and movie production, label management, television and radio advertisements.

  • Awards and Recognition

For well over a decade, Gabriel Afolayan has put out his talents in acting and singing and has received several accolades. For his role as Tavier Jambari, in Hoodrush, Gabriel Afolabi won the Best Supporting Actor category in the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards, and a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Nollywood Movie Awards, for the same film, Hoodrush. He is also a proud recipient of the Outstanding Actor at the Abuja Award by the International Film Festival. In 2017, Gabriel Afolayan was awarded Best Supporting Actor, Yoruba, and Best Kiss in a Movie, for his role in Ailatunse. Coming From Insanity, a movie Gabriel Afolayan was featured in also earned him nominations for his depiction of his character.

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