Gabriel Afolayan: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Gabriel Afolayan: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Gabriel Afolayan

Gabriel Afolayan, also known by his musical stage name G-Fresh, is a Nigerian actor and singer.


He studied Theater Arts at University of Ibadan. He is part of the renowned Afolayan entertainment family that comprises Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan and Aremu Afolayan. As an actor, he won the Best Supporting Actor award for playing “Tavier Jambari” in Hoodrush (2012). As a musician, he is known mostly for “Awelewa” and “Kokoro Ife”. In an interview with The Punch, he described his musical genre as “Love ballad”. Afolayan’s acting debut was in F Opawon by Baba Sala. In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, he stated that his music career started in 1997, while he was part of a group in Ibadan. He also stated that he has always been part of the choir. He has cited 2face, Banky W., Aṣa and Bez as influences.


He rose to fame, playing the role “Akin” in a Super Story Series titled NNENNA.

Personal life

Afolayan is the son of the Nigerian entertainment icon Adeyemi Afolayan.

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  • Gold Statue
  • Ojuju
  • Madam Dearest
  • Ija Okan
  • Hoodrush
  • Heroes and Zeros
  • 7 Inch Curve
  • Okafor’s Law
  • Closet (TV Series)
  • Tatu
  • Tomi has a gun
  • Nnenna


  • “Kokoro Ife”
  • “Plug it”
  • “Kpasi Kona”
  • “Awelewa”
  • “Kokoro Ife”


Year Award Category Film Result
2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Hoodrush Won
Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Best Actor in a Leading Role First Cause Nominated