Before his death, Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Ade Love, was a famous filmmaker in Nigeria.  So, it came as a rude shock when one of his sons, Aremu Afolayan, stated that his father lived a very poor life despite his fame.

However, Ade Love’s most popular son, Kunle Afolayan, has rubbished Aremu’s claims, insisting that their father did not die a poor man.

He said, “Do you know Ade Love? Was Ade Love a poor man? That is his (Aremu’s) own opinion as everyone has a mind of their own. I would not say things were rosy, but we were never poor. If your parents were able to give you quality education and you enjoyed some luxuries that a lot of people didn’t have access to, then you cannot openly say you come from a poor home.”

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He stressed that during the lifetime of his late father, he was the biggest filmmaker in Nigeria and he was always busy working on projects. 

He said, “I am sure I didn’t come from a poor home. Though I cannot speak for anyone, I just think he (Aremu) is stupid. I didn’t get to see the story. Funnily, some people thought I was the one who granted the interview. 

"When the General Manager of Eko Hotel told me he read my interview, I was surprised because I didn’t grant any interview recently. Whenever I see the man again, I will let him know it was not me he read; it is a misrepresentation.”

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