Afo began his film career working in the film festival world for Sundance and BFI London Film Festivals. He then spent time across international film sales with Salt, distribution with Revolver, publicity with DDA PR and film Education with the FilmClub (IntoFilm) before dipping his toes in film production working for producers Elizabeth Karlsen & Stephen Woolley at Number 9 Films. Whilst at Number 9 Afolabi was selected for the Skillset and National Film & TV school scholarship programme – Compass Point for writer/directors where he was mentored by Tony Grisoni. He then joined The Salt Company as the Acquisitions Manager in February 2011 before going independent in March 2013.
In May 2012 he was selected as one of Screen International 50 Future leaders in film. Now working as a producer and manager under his company Broedmachine, Afo has projects in development with BBC Films, Ffilm Cymru, Revolution Films and VERYFINE. Afo also recently started managing directors and writers helping them to develop their projects and careers. He has clients co-repped at Curtis Brown, RSA/ Black Dog and Sonny London.
As of 2016 Afo has Executive produced feature film I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLERdirected by Billy O’Brien starring Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser and Max Records. Afo also produced short film HOME directed by BAFTA winner Daniel Mulloy starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger both films premiered at SXSW Film Festival. HOME later won Best at Fest award in Palm Springs Film Festival and has been nominated for Best European Short film at the European Academy Awards.