Aremu Afolayan Biography
Aremu Afolayan is a Nigerian film actor. He is a brother to Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian veteran film actor and award-winning director. He is one of the sons of the famous theatre and film director and producer Ade Love.
Aremu Afolayan Age
How Old is Aremu Afolayan? He was born on August 2. There is no information about his year of birth.
Aremu Afolayan Family
Aremu Afolayan is from the Afolayan family who consists of six prominent actors. This outstanding Nigerian film dynasty is well known in Africa. They are Adeyemi Afolayan, Toyin Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan, Moji Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, and Kunle Afolayan.
Adeyemi Afolayan is the father of the outstanding Nigerian actors having three brothers; Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan and a sister Moji Afolayan. His aunty Toyin Afolayan who is widely known as Lola Idije is also a prominent Nigerian actress.
Aremu Afolayan and Kunle Afolayan
who is older between kunle and aremu afolayan? Kunle Afolayan is the oldest one with 43 years old of age. Kunle is older when is seen the photos and his brother seen to be younger
Aremu Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan
who is older between Gabriel Afolayan and aremu afolayan? Gabriel is older than Aremu in which Gabriel Afolayan is older than Ameru due to the age gap.
Aremu Afolayan Wedding
Aremu Afolayan wedding was held in Abuja. Some members of his family were said to have stayed away from the wedding because they were allegedly angry with him over his choice of wife. He, however, said that he doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him, his wife or their marriage.
He said, “People will always say what they want to say. I am not perturbed in any way. I don’t care. If I had married a top politician’s daughter, I am sure you will not be talking to me. My wife’s family is not rich, let alone my wife. I got married to somebody I wanted to get married to and not because of her wealth. I don’t know why people say all they say.”
Aremu Afolayan Wife
Aremu is married to Kafilat Olayinka Quadri. The couple is blessed with a daughter called Iyunade Afolayan.
Aremu Afolayan News
One would have easily assumed that being the son of the late popular filmmaker, Adeyemi Afolayan fondly referred to as Ade Love would mean Aremu Afolayan grew up in a wealthy home but in a chat with Saturday Beats, the actor opened up on his grass to grace story.
He revealed that he was born in a wooden makeshift house popularly known as face-me-I-face-you and had to join his mother daily to sell pepper soup after school. Aremu said, “I was born poor but I don’t know if my other brothers would say otherwise but I know that I was born poor in a makeshift wooden face-me-I-face-you house in a very poor area. Rich people never affiliated themselves with us or allowed their children to play with us. In fact, we did not see them because there were no rich people in the area I grew up, everyone was poor. There was no life for me basically while I was growing up. I got to know where the airport is in 2006. That was the year I would say I started to enjoy life a bit. I did not know anything about how to enjoy life while I was growing up and there was no one to enlighten me. That is why I never took school seriously because I had to sell pepper soup for my mother. We would go to her shop by 3:30 pm when I returned from school. Then, we would get home at about 5 pm. This happened all through my formative years, it happened from 1991 till 2002.
“My mother later had to retire from that business and I got all the freedom I had been hoping for in my life. No matter how high my hopes were, I could not just leave my mother alone to fend for herself because I am her last born. I eventually became a model in 2002. After the modeling, I went into the film industry. As a model, I got some jobs but I was always nervous in the midst of the new friends I made, no thanks to my background as a poor boy. I did not grow up going to clubs, smoking or drinking alcohol. I was not exposed to that ‘hip-hop’ life because my background modified my life and made me who I am today. If I was exposed to that lifestyle maybe I would have been dead by now because I may have had a very flamboyant lifestyle and I would be a nightcrawler. When I began my acting career, I tried to see if people would appreciate my talent but they were biased towards me despite my family name. No one tried to help me until I met Bob Manuel one day, he gave me a ‘waka pass’ role and as they say, the rest is history. No one, not even my brother helped me to get to where I am today. I worked hard myself,” he said.
When asked why his famous father whom many believed was wealthy could not help out, he simply said, “People assume a lot in Nigeria. My father was never a rich man; he only made money but never had money. Whenever he made money, he spent it almost immediately. He was supposed to have money but he did not because he did not have investments. He did not leave anything for me to live on but he made me work and earn a living for myself. If he had left something, maybe I would have grown better than this but it has taught me that I would not do the same for my children. My father was only famous but he was never wealthy,” he said.
Aremu Afolayan Net Worth | Salary
Aremu’s Estimated net worth is about $700,000 from his acting career. His salary is under review.
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