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.
Aremu is of Igbomina-Yoruba descent, from Kwara state. He is one of the sons of the famous theatre and film director and producer Ade Love. Aremu is a well-known Nigerian award-winning director and veteran film actor best known for his film titled Idamu akoto (2009).
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 Age
The information about his age is being updated.
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 Iyunade Afolayan.
In an interview with Y! Magazine, he had this to say about his liking for older women.
“They said I’m a gigolo right? I owe no one any explanation for the way I live my life. They can criticize my film, but not my life.
“They said I do rich women for money, how I wish I can do that because a gigolo don’t get broke like this. If I’m a gigolo I will never sell my properties to do a film of N16 million. I sold three of my cars to raise the money. I am not what people think I am.”
“I love ladies that are older than me. It’s my business because I don’t find the good thing, the real love and happiness from the young chaps.”
On Dating Younger Women
“Can you imagine a situation where I sleep with my girl now and she will go and sleep with one yahoo boy or my daddy’s friend again because she needs money?”
“So, I have to follow someone who is not a girl as they say, but a lady that is at least older than me. This is what I like; my life, not their life. So, that’s no one’s business. You see, I owe no one any explanation concerning this. I can only explain to God and until He comes, I can continue,”
Aremu Afolayan House
Aremu lives in a rented apartment. In an interview, he said, “By the way, I live my life, people tend to think that I am the richest Yoruba actor, but that is a lie. Nigerians assume a lot. I live in a rented apartment because I cannot afford to build one. When they see me buy a new car, they don’t know if I paid for the car in instalments; instead, they call me a big boy. What type of big boy lives on N50,000 or N100,000 income per film as an actor?”
Aremu Afolayan Car
Aremu Afolayan News
interview April 14, 2018
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 modelling, 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.