Location: Lagos, Nigeria.
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Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian actor, film producer and director. He is the Managing Director/CEO at Golden Effects Pictures and Kap motion pictures. In 2006, he directed the first Nigerian film ever to be screened at the 2007 Pan African Film Festival, IRAPADA (REDEMPTION). Afolayan’s films have been screened at FESPACO, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the London Film Festival BFI, New York Africa Film Festival, amongst others.2010; Expert; Berlinale Talent Campus; “The Future of African Cinema. 2016; Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) “In Conversation with Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji”.

Some of his accolades include; “IRAPADA”, 2006; Director: Kunle Afolayan; Best Indigenous Movie AMAA Awards 2007, “THE FIGURINE ‘Araromire’”(2009); Director: Kunle Afolayan; Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role AMAA Awards 2010; Best Cinematography AMAA Awards 2010; Achievements in Visual Effects AMAA Awards 2010; Heart of Africa award for Best film from Nigeria; Best Pictures AMAA Awards 2010; “PHONE SWAP(2012)”; Written By: Kemi Adesoye. Director: Kunle Afolayan; Review from New York Times, Al Jazeera; Most watched film in Nigeria and 2nd in West Africa; Achievement Award in Best Production AMAA Awards 2012; NIGERIA HEART OF AFRICA AWARDS.

He has been invited by the United Nation’s body, International Federation of Film Producers’ Association, where with other United Nations Member States’ diplomats will discuss International Copyright treaties/ Copyright protection worldwide.

Kunle Afolayan is presently an honorable member of the Lagos State Board of Arts and Culture as well as the Brand Ambassador for aviation giants, AIR FRANCE.