Just 24 hours after the passing of Saint Obi, a well-known Nollywood actor, Murphy Afolabi, a well-known Yoruba actor and filmmaker, is said to have passed away.
The Yoruba movie actor was reported to have collapsed on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in the bathroom of his home in Ikorodu, Lagos.
On a WhatsApp forum used by filmmakers, a filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, shared the tragic news.
Abdullahi Abdulrasaq, the Managing Director of the well-known film marketing firm Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited, backed him up.
“I swear to God, just before the news, I was still hailing him,” Olaiya wrote. It truly comes as a nasty shock to me.”
Seun Oloketuyi, a well-known showbiz figure and the organizer of the Best of Nollywood Awards, also confirmed the information to our correspondent. “It is true,” he remarked. He fell in the bathroom of his home in Ikorodu this morning and died as a result.
Rest in peace, the late actor, said with a photo of him on Facebook, uploaded by another filmmaker, Tunde Ola-Yusuf. God provide the family and close friends the strength to endure the loss. Until tomorrow, Murphy Afolabi.
Fidelis Duker, still another director, penned the following: “What is really happening? I’m currently seeing him in a movie.
However, some Yoruba actors could be observed making remarks and expressing sympathy to the departed’s family.
Afolabi, who was born on May 5th, 1974, entered the film industry in 2001.
Before his passing, the Iree Polytechnic, Osun State, graduate made appearances in more than 60 films.
He has appeared in the movies “Ifa Olokun,” “Omowunmi,” “Jimi Bendel,” “Wasila Coded,” “Olokiki Oru,” and “Idera.”