Kunle Afolayan loses grandmother

Kunle Afolayan

Nollywood director, Kunle Afolayan, on Friday announced the death of his grandmother who is assumed to be about 100 years old.

According to the 42-year-old, his weeping mother called him on the phone to deliver the news to him.

The father of three then implored his mother not to cry anymore as “mama” was old and had gone to rest.

He said there was no proper documentation for his grandmother’s birth date but since his mother, Omoladun Afolayan, is 74 years old, he assumes his grandmother should be around 100 years.

Kunle, who premiered his directorial debut, Irapada, at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, in February 2007, his casting his mother in his next film titled Roti.

The production is part of a three-movie project including Omugwo and Tribunal, all sponsored by MultiChoice.