Gabriel Afolayan, also known as G-Fresh is a famous Nigerian actor and singer. He is the son of the late popular Nigerian entertainment veteran, Adeyemi Afolayan known also as Ade Love.
He was born in the early 80s, the actual date of his birth not known. He is from the renowned Afolayan entertainment family that comprises Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan and Aremu Afolayan, Toyin Afolayan, an actress.
Gabriel Afolayan had his primary and secondary education in Lagos where he obtained his first and secondary education respectively and later studied Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan.
His Acting Career
Gabriel kick-started his acting career in his first movie F Opawon, a movie directed by Baba Sala. He has featured in a number movie including his brother’s movies, though he revealed that is not compulsory he must feature in movies produced by his brother.
Gabriel has acted in a number of movies including the popular “King Invincible”, a movie he played the role of Prince Adetiba. It is an epic movie which narrates love and war involving a handsome Landlord, Taari (Tope Tedela) who with time turned himself a wolf owing to a curse that was placed on him years back.
He desperately needed a cure but knew that Adetiba would do all he could to prevent him from realizing his goal.
Gabriel also acted a movie, Truncated. In the movie, Chike who was a good athlete and was in love with Toyin Abraham but was ruined by drug abuse.
He is exceptionally talented and gifted in acting and interpreting movie roles who can as well accept any role assigned him in the industry. His style of acting is such that portrays acting as real life situation.
Gabriel Afolayan Movies
- Ija Okan
- Heroes and Zeros
- Okafor’s Law
- 7 Inch Curve
- Madam Dearest
- Something Wicked and Closet (TV Series).
As a singer, he started his musical journey in 1997 while he was a part of a group in Ibadan. He is known mostly for “Awelewa” and “Kokoro Ife”. He revealed that he was influenced by Banky W, Asa and Bez. His genre of music is “Love Ballad”.
Gabriel Afolayan in his years of acting and singing has earned awards. They include:
- Nominee at best of Nollywood Movies Awards for best actor in a supporting role
- Best actor in a leading role in a Movie First Cause
- Won best supporting actor awards for the role he played in Tavier Jambari in Hoodrush in 2012.
Gabriel is also a brand Ambassador for Airtel and later, he revealed that one of the Airtel commercials where he featured was most remarkable and memorable.
His Personal Life
Gabriel is married to Adebanke Lawal. The couple did a traditional wedding on April 5, 2018. The wedding ceremony took place in Ibadan and was graced by friends, family and colleagues in the entertainment industry and important figures across the country.
Gabriel Afolayan Music include:
- Kokoro Ife
- Plug it
- Kpasi Kona
- Kokoro Ife
His Net Worth
Afolayan is another successful Nigerian actor and singer, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.