Within 24 hours, Murphy Afolabi, a prominent Yoruba actor, and filmmaker, died after a well-known Nollywood actor died. According to reports, the actor died on Sunday, May 14, 2023. He died from wounds received after collapsing in his home bathroom in Ikorodu, Lagos.
On a WhatsApp group for filmmakers, Seun Olaiya, a director and head of the Yoruba movies guild, posted the information.
“I swear to God, I still praised him shortly before the announcement. I’m in for a harsh shock, Olaiya wrote.
On Sunday afternoon, veteran film producer and director Tunde Ola-Yusuf announced his death on his Facebook page.
In addition to his wife, Murphy Afolabi survives two boys and a daughter. Afolabi Olamilekan, Afolabi Fathia Moyosore, and Okikiola Afolabi are his children.
Afolabi was born in Osun State on May 5, 1974. He is an Oroki Asala native of Osogbo. He completed his Diploma in Theatre Arts and Film Production in 2001 at the Iree campus of Osun State Polytechnic.
As a child, Afolabi began performing. In 1998, he gained his first acting experience under Fasasi Olabankewin. Under Dagunro’s direction, Afolabi made his film debut with Ifa Olokun. As a producer, he worked with Ifa Olokun, Omowunmi, Jimi Bendel, Wasila Coded, Olokiki Oru, and Idera, as well as Omowunmi Jimi Bendel.
He had his birthday on Friday, May 5, just over a week ago. At 49 years old, he.
There was a lot of recognition for Afolabi in the Nigerian film industry. In addition to acting, he was a director and producer. For his work, he received numerous honors.
Fans and coworkers express their sorrow and sadness at the death of such a gifted actor. They are paying tribute to and sending condolences to Afolabi on social media.
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