The Nigerian nollywood actress Bimbo Ademoye has joined the Nigerians colleagues to celebrate multiple award-winning Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan who clock 48 today, September 30
Bimbo Ademoye characterizes Afolayan as a living legend who has had a profoundly good impact on her life in a post on her verified Instagram profile.
Happy birthday to a living legend, an icon. Thank you for the gift of you. Thank you for who you are to all of us. Thank you for the gift of arolake , for the gift Saro and the gift of Anikulapo and a whole lot. It is your day today .
Congratulations sir, I hope you have a day as amazing as you are. @kunleafo,” she captioned her post.
You we Recall that in a previous interview, Kunle had stated that his late father Adeyemi Afolayan had discouraged him and his siblings from pursuing careers in acting or filmmaking.
The top Nollywood director revealed that his late father, who is revered as one of Nigeria‘s early film pioneers, discouraged him and his siblings from entering the realm of make-believe because they didn’t have a reliable source of income.
He said, “My father completely discouraged any of us from going into acting or filmmaking. He said do you want to be running around like I’m running around.
And those were things I learned which helped me structure the business side of what I do because I don’t want to end up like them.
remember after he passed then Nollywood came and then I would see these films with beautiful stories then
I would be comparing them to the film of my dad and Ogunde with the production quality but how come the audio is bad
How come the makeup is lousy, how can we do and this and I said ok I want to be a filmmaker, I never said I wanted to be an actor.
“I went to Tade Ogidan, and he said okay, when we get something, I will call you,” he continued. I visited Tunde Kilani as well.
Who are you to declare that you want to make a movie, he asked? You have to learn to be a filmmaker; just because your father was one doesn’t make you one.
Go to school and finish your studies, after which he called me to come in for an audition for “Saworo Ide” in 1998. I eventually took on the part, but I still wanted to make a movie.