Just a day after the passing of Nollywood actor Saint Obi, it has been reported that Yoruba actor and filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi, has also passed away. The actor, known for his work in Yoruba films, reportedly fell in his bathroom at his home in Ikorodu, Lagos on May 14, 2023.
The news was shared by Seun Olaiya, president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, on a WhatsApp platform for filmmakers. This was later confirmed by Abdullahi Abdulrasaq, Managing Director of the popular movie marketing company Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited, as well as showbiz personality and convener of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi.
Tunde Ola-Yusuf posted a tribute to the late actor on Facebook, while Fidelis Duker expressed disbelief at the news. Some Yoruba actors have also shared their condolences with Afolabi’s family.
Afolabi, who was born on May 5, 1974, entered the movie industry in 2001 and appeared in over 60 movies, including ‘Ifa Olokun’, ‘Omowunmi’, ‘Jimi Bendel’, ‘Wasila Coded’, ‘Olokiki Oru’, and ‘Idera’. May he rest in peace, and may his family and loved ones find strength during this difficult time.