Kunle Afolayan speaks on the Importance of Cultural Inspiration in Movies-“Culture is essential in whatever it is that we do”

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Kunle Afolanyan, October 1st

Veteran Nigerian actor and film director Kunle Afolayan recently spoke with Hip TV and affirmed that culture is very important in the movies produced in this era. The director of “October 1st”  stated that in as much as we want to shoot “action” films, the importance of culture in the creative process should not be overlooked.

Kunle Afolayan, is also known for his work, The Figurine. He began his career as a banker, while playing minor roles before moving full time into movie making. He is the director of the award winning movies, the Figurine and Irapada. Kunle Afolayan’s movies are among the top 20 highest grossing Nigerian movies ever.

He is a graduate of the New York Film Academy, Afolayan is highly recognized and respected in the Nigerian film industry. He is the son of late actor-producer Ade Love. His first movie was done in 1998 when he featured in Tunde Kelani’s film titled ‘Saworoide’.


@kunleafo speaks on the value of culture inspired movies.

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