Yoruba Nollywood actor, Murphy Afolabi is dead

[News] Yoruba Nollywood actor, Murphy Afolabi is dead

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Yoruba Nollywood actor, Murphy Afolabi is dead reportedly after a bathroom fall.

Yoruba popular actor and filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi is dead barely 24 hours after the death of a popular Nollywood actor, Saint Obi.
The thespian, who acted in Yoruba movies was reportedly pronounced dead after he fell down in the bathroom at his house in Ikorodu, Lagos today, Sunday morning, May 14, 2023.

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However, the news of his death was brought to the notice of the public when a filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, shared the sad news on the WhatsApp platform populated by Nigerian filmmakers. 

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He was corroborated by the Managing Director of the popular movie marketing company, Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited, Abdullahi Abdulrasaq.

Olaiya wrote,

“I swear to God just before the news, I was still hailing him. This is really a rude shock to me.” 

Showbiz personality and the convener of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, also confirmed the news to our correspondent. He said,

“It is true. He passed away after taking a fall in his bathroom at his house in Ikorodu this morning.”

Meanwhile, another filmmaker who is known ad Tunde Ola-Yusuf, also posted a picture of the late actor on Facebook and added the quote,

“Rest in peace. May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss. Good night, Murphy Afolabi.”

Yet another filmmaker, Fidelis Duker, wrote, “What is really happening? I am just watching him in a movie now.”

Ssome Yoruba actors were seen commenting and commiserating with the family of the deceased.
Furthermore, the late actor, Morphy Afolabi was born on May 5, 1974, and he got into the movie industry in 2001. The graduate of Ire Polytechnic, Osun State, appeared in over 60 movies before his death.

His film credits include ‘Ifa Olokun’, ‘Omowunmi’, ‘Jimi Bendel’, ‘Wasila Coded’, ‘Olokiki Oru’, and ‘Idera’.

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