The Figurine (Araromire)

Director: Kunle Afolayan
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2009
Running Time: 125min.
Language: English and Yoruba

After discovering a mysterious figurine “Araromire”, two buddies and a girl, according to ancient legend, have come across seven years of good luck. Symbolizing tradition, friendship, betrayal and love, the figurine is a significant discovery. But what will happen to them once the seven years runs out?

About the Director

Kunle Afolayan

kunle-afolayanBiography: Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian actor and director. He is the son of the famous theater and film director and producer Ade Love and member of Yoruba people. Afolayan is an economist by education, but since 2005 he has been active in the Nigerian film industry. He has made several extremely popular titles including Araromire (The Figurine), which won five major awards of the African Film Academy and experienced tremendous success in the Nigerian movie theaters. Among many other activities, in 2011 Kunle Afolayan appeared at Subversive Film Festival where with his colleague Zeb Ejiro, he represented the second largest film industry in the world-Nigerian film industry.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Figurine [Araromire] (2010).

Redemption [Irapada] (2007 – Kunle Afolayan, Biodun Aleja);
The Figurine [Araromire] (2009);
Phone Swap (2012).