Gabriel Afolayan Biography
Gabriel Afolayan, also known as G-Fresh is a Nigerian actor and singer. He is the son of the Nigerian entertainment icon Adeyemi Afolayan. He is part of the renowned Afolayan entertainment family that comprises Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan and Aremu Afolayan.
He studied Theater Arts at University of Ibadan. As a singer, he is known mostly for “Awelewa” and “Kokoro Ife”. As an actor, he won the Best Supporting Actor award for playing “Tavier Jambari” in Hoodrush (2012).
In an interview with The Punch Nigeria, he described his musical genre as “Love ballad”. Afolayan’s acting debut was in F Opawon by Baba Sala. In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, he stated that his music career started in 1997, while he was part of a group in Ibadan. He also stated that he has always been part of the choir. He has cited 2face, Banky W., Aṣa and Bez as influences.
Gabriel Afolayan Age
He was born in the early 80s.
Gabriel Afolayan Wife – Gabriel Afolayan Wedding
Gabriel is married to Adebanke Lawal. The couple did a traditional wedding on April 5 2018. They did the wedding ceremony in Ibadan where friends and family as well as colleagues in the entertainment industry showed up for them on their big day.
During the wedding, Kunle Afolayan who is the actor’s brother was in attendance, Mr Capable, Banky W attends with his wife, superstar actress, Adesua Etomi, as well as his bestie, Captain Tunde Demuren, among others.
Gabriel Afolayan Music – Gabriel Afolayan Songs
- Kokoro Ife
- Plug it
- Kpasi Kona
- Kokoro Ife
Gabriel Afolayan Movies
- Madam Dearest
- Ija Okan
- Heroes and Zeros
- 7 Inch Curve
- Okafor’s Law
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Gabriel Afolayan News
Gabriel Afolayan’s wedding ‘shuts down’ Ibadan
Updated: April 6, 2018
Following their introduction, Nollywood actor Gabriel Afolayan and his bride Banke had their traditional wedding in Ibadan on Thursday.
It was a star-studded ceremony which literally shut down social media in Nigeria on Thursday.
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Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Mo’Cheddah, Adeniyi Johnson, Tope Tedela, Wole Ojo, Tunde Demuren and more celebrities were all spotted at the ceremony.
The couple who they had their introduction ceremony on Wednesday in Osogbo, Osun State will have their white wedding on Saturday.
The couple reportedly began dating about 18 months ago.
Afolayan, who is also known by his musical stage name G-Fresh, posted their pre-wedding photos on Instagram.
Their wedding hashtag #GBanks2018 is currently trending on Instagram.
The talented actor is part of the renowned Afolayan entertainment family that comprises Ade Love (their late father), Kunle Afolayan, Aremu Afolayan among others.
Gabriel Afolayan Traditional Wedding.
Gabriel Afolayan Interview
On branding as an actor
“First thing first was to say to myself, ‘you’re in for this for a very long time, and the kind of brand you want to build for yourself will actually say a lot about you,” he said. So I said to myself, I am not going to do just any kind of project. Whatever project I am going to be on will be something I know is worthwhile and will project the brand further than it is at the moment.”
“I think does questions got answered early enough in my career and I was able to set that up for myself by not doing just whatever I jump across.”
On acting and singing
“Acting gave the landmark to who Gabriel Afolayan is. Bringing up my singing side is something I love to do, not because acting is not paying off, but solely because I have got love for music.”
“So, I am not going to say I prefer this to that. I just love what I do.”
The singer also spoke on the cinema culture in Nigeria and what an award means to him as an actor. According to him, while awards are there to encourage an actor, it is important for all actors to know that whatever they are doing is for their fans.
On Airtel Commercial
‘ It’s a lot different. It’s a form of acting without dialogue. We call it pantomimic dramatization in our field of study,” Afolayan said.
“So, it’s quite challenging when you have to act without saying a word. It says a lot about you going into the zone of your character, so we have to play a lot with facial expressions and body language. So it was a bit tasking for me because I am used to acting with dialogue, and this comes in, and it feels different. I made up my mind to give it a shot and it worked out.”
Gabriel Afolayan Awelewa
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Gabriel Afolayan Kokoro Ife
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