Leading Man: Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan has shown great tenacity and an unrepentant refusal to fit into the usual mould of “Nollywood” filmmaking.

By paying great attention to detail, giving creative, interpretation to the issues of life; and by the almost uncanny ability to bring his subject to life on film, Kunle Afolayan, though young, has earned the respect and honour that is accorded to ‘elders’ within and beyond the industry.

He has produced and directed successful and widely acclaimed feature films, namely Irapada (Redemption) and The Figurine- Araromire,  “Phone Swap” and the multiple Award winning October 1.


For his latest movie – “the CEO” movie buffs across Nigeria have held a collective breath in anticipation of what renowned filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan will reveal in the first trailer of his biggest movie yet, The CEO.

Watch the trailer HERE

Channels TV premiered the first trailer of the pan-African movie starring Grammy award winner, Angelique Kidjo; Nigeria’s Wale Ojo, and Hilda Dokubo; Kenyan actor, Peter King; American, Hollywood’s Jimmy Jean-Louis.

The trailer reveals cameo appearances by Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold and Moroccan Afrobian artiste, Ahmed Soultan.
The works of Kunle Afolayan and Golden Effects (his production studio) has garnered acclaim and set box office records to unprecedented  acclaim and have been featured and showcased variously at international film festivals across the globe.

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London Film Festival – 2007 Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles – 2007 Women of Colour Film Festival – 2008 London Africa Film Festival – 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Nederlands – 2010 Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin Germany – 2010 Tarifa International Film Festival, Spain – 2010 New York African Film Festival, NY – 2010 Amakula Kampala Film Festival – 2010.

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