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Gabriel Afolayan, also known by his musical stage name G-Fresh,[2] is a Nigerian actor and singer.

Gabriel Afolayan
Gabriel Afolayan 2013.jpg
Afolayan at the audition for Ojuju in 2013
OccupationActor, singer [1]
Years active1997 - present [2]
Parent(s)Adeyemi Afolayan (father)
RelativesMoji Afolayan (sister)
Kunle Afolayan (brother)
Aremu Afolayan (brother)



He studied Theater Arts at University of Ibadan.[2] He is part of the renowned Afolayan entertainment family that comprises Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan and Aremu Afolayan.[3][4] 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".[5] 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.[6] He has cited 2face, Banky W., Aṣa and Bez as influences.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Afolayan is the son of the Nigerian entertainment icon Adeyemi Afolayan.[7]



  • "Kokoro Ife"[8]
  • "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


  1. ^ "Hoodrush tapped into my singing, acting talent – Afolayan". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Why I made a u-turn into the music industry —Afolayan". Nigerian Tribune. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  3. ^ "I didn't attack the media in Heroes and Zeros – Gabriel Afolayan". The Daily Independent (Lagos). Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Gabriel Afolayan turns musician, drops single". Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  5. ^ "I didn't steal anybody's song — Gabriel Afolayan". Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ "I Will Like To Work With Chris Brown internationally…" Interview With Gabriel Afolayan". Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Ade Love's name opens doors for me – Gabriel Afolayan". Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Gabriel Afolayan Releases Kokoro Ife (Love Bug) Music Video". Retrieved 23 September 2014.

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