I sold puff puff to send my boys to school – Kunle Afolayan’s mother

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The mother of popular movie director-producer, Kunle Afolayan featured on a recent edition of the ongoing Supermom reality TV show where she gave an account of her experience bringing up her children in a polygamous home that had a sojourner as head.

The 69-year-old woman told the story of how she got married at a very early age to her late husband, Ade Love whose profession as a movie maker caused him to travel frequently.

According to her, her husband non availability and his preference to invest in his business coupled with the polygamous nature of the home exposed her to so much trauma. She soon ventured into the sale of puff puff and later, pepper soup.

Shortly before Kunle was five years old, she says, they were thrown out of the house and had to temporarily put up in a friend’s house, ‘All we did was spend the night there. I was pregnant with my last child then and would sit outside in the cold till the mama would come back, freshen up and then ask us to come in and sleep…it wasn’t convenient because there were bed bugs in the room and I had to stay up in the nights to keep them from biting my boys‘, she said.

Not long after, they got a place of theirs to stay but like the mighty wind in the popular fairy tale, a flood came one day and destroyed all her properties. She had to start from the beginning.

Kunle who is now a popular actor and internationally-acclaimed movie maker, says although things are better, he can not forget those days when his mother sold her wrappers to get him educated.

‘I sold puff puff to send my boys to school’ – Kunle Afolayan’s mother | Nigerian Entertainment Today


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Great story. Very impressive,.......but whose mom didn't make big sacrifice for her kids in Nigeria growing up?????? I personally don't know any such person.
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