The First Time I Saw An Airport Was In 2006- Actor Aremu Afolayan
Nollywood actor Aremu Afolayan, who is likely one of the sons of late well-liked filmmaker, Adeyemi Afolayan fondly known as Ade Love, has opened up on his upbringing and in line with him, he was born in poverty.
The actor who spoke with Saturday Beats talked about that the primary time he would set his eyes on an airport was within the 12 months 2006
“I used to be born poor however I don’t know if my different brothers would say in any other case however I do know that I used to be born poor in a makeshift picket face-me-I-face-you home in a really poor space. Wealthy folks by no means affiliated themselves with us or allowed their youngsters to play with us.
The truth is, we didn’t see them as a result of there have been no wealthy folks within the space I grew up, everybody was poor. There was no life for me mainly whereas I used to be rising up. I bought to know the place the airport is in 2006. That was the 12 months I’d say I began to take pleasure in life a bit.
I didn’t know something about the best way to take pleasure in life whereas I used to be rising up and there was nobody to enlighten me. That’s the reason I by no means took faculty critically as a result of I needed to promote pepper soup for my mom. We might go to her store by three:30 pm once I returned from faculty. Then, we’d get dwelling at about 5 pm. This occurred all via my early life, it occurred from 1991 until 2002.
He went additional to say that he bought his freedom solely when his mom determined to retire from her enterprise:
“My mom later needed to retire from that enterprise and I bought all the liberty I had been hoping for in my life. Regardless of how excessive my hopes had been, I couldn’t simply go away my mom alone to fend for herself as a result of I’m her final born. I finally grew to become a mannequin in 2002. After the modeling, I went into the movie business.
As a mannequin, I bought some jobs however I used to be all the time nervous within the midst of the brand new associates I made, no because of my background as a poor boy. I didn’t develop up going to golf equipment, smoking or consuming alcohol. I used to be not uncovered to that ‘hip-hop’ life as a result of my background modified my life and made me who I’m as we speak.
If I used to be uncovered to that way of life perhaps I’d have been useless by now as a result of I’ll have had a really flamboyant way of life and I’d be an evening crawler. Once I started my performing profession, I attempted to see if folks would recognize my expertise however they had been biased in direction of me regardless of my household identify.
Nobody tried to assist me till I met Bob Manuel someday, he gave me a ‘waka move’ function and like they are saying, the remaining is historical past. Nobody, not even my brother helped me to get to the place I’m as we speak. I labored laborious myself,” he mentioned.
When requested why his well-known father whom many believed was rich couldn’t assist out, he merely mentioned:
“Folks assume loads in Nigeria. My father was by no means a wealthy man; he solely made cash however by no means had cash. At any time when he made cash, he spent it nearly instantly. He was speculated to have cash however he didn’t as a result of he didn’t have investments.
He didn’t go away something for me to stay on however he made me work and earn a dwelling for myself. If he had left one thing, perhaps I’d have grown higher than this nevertheless it has taught me that I’d not do the identical for my youngsters. My father was solely well-known however he was by no means rich,” he mentioned.