Gabriel Afolayan, also known by his musical stage name G-Fresh, is a Nigerian actor and singer.
Afolayan at the audition for Ojuju in 2013
|Occupation||Actor, singer |
|Years active||1997 - present |
|Parent(s)||Adeyemi Afolayan (father)|
|Relatives||Moji Afolayan (sister)|
Kunle Afolayan (brother)
Aremu Afolayan (brother)
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.
- "Kokoro Ife"
- "Plug it"
- "Kpasi Kona"
- "Kokoro Ife"
|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|
- "Hoodrush tapped into my singing, acting talent – Afolayan". dailyindependentnig.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Why I made a u-turn into the music industry —Afolayan". Nigerian Tribune. tribune.com.ng. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "I didn't attack the media in Heroes and Zeros – Gabriel Afolayan". The Daily Independent (Lagos). dailyindependentnig.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Gabriel Afolayan turns musician, drops single". Vanguard (Nigeria). vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "I didn't steal anybody's song — Gabriel Afolayan". punchng.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "I Will Like To Work With Chris Brown internationally…" Interview With Gabriel Afolayan". Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Ade Love's name opens doors for me – Gabriel Afolayan". modernghana.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Gabriel Afolayan Releases Kokoro Ife (Love Bug) Music Video". thenigerianvoice.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.