Why I’ve stopped working for money – Kunle Afolayan reveals

According to popular filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, he has reached a point in his career where he no longer prioritizes wealth and success or building his name.

In a recent interview with The Nation, Afolayan shared that he no longer has any ambitions and no longer works solely for monetary gain.

He said:

I’m me. I’m just a guy who loves life, would love to live a mark and enjoy life. In basic terms, that’s who I am. When I say live a mark, I want to be remembered for something and that I have achieved. So the rest of the years I have to live would be to continue living and be me.

I have achieved what I want to be remembered for. I don’t have any further ambition. All I want to do is maintain my name. From the works that I have done and the impacts that I have made, as long as this current world exists, I have realised that my works can never be forgotten, what more can one ask for.

I’m not working for money. I always say to people that there were times when it was a real hustle but now, it’s more of fulfilling destiny. I still wake up early, I hardly even sleep, I work on projects. So when I say I don’t have further ambition, it doesn’t mean I’m not working, I just mean I’m not setting any goal. I have a school so I am building capacity and also building future filmmakers. I have children, I am also a parent and I am trying to teach them in the best possible way. I have an organisation where I put food on people’s tables and that would continue to grow. I also have a lot of people out there who don’t have one on one contact with me but they love me. I’ll always want to do things that will keep my name in people’s mouth and my reputation in people’s subconscious.”

In other news, Nigerian film actress Adebimpe Oyebade-Adedimeji, also known as Mo Bimpe, has revealed that her marriage to fellow actor Lateef Adedimeji has had a positive impact on her personality, making her more outgoing.

She shared this during a conversation on her colleague Debbie Shokoya’s podcast.

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