It is reported that Murphy Afolabi, a well-known Yoruba actor and filmmaker, died just 24 hours after Saint Obi, a well-known Nollywood actor, did.
On Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Yoruba movie actor is said to have passed out in the bathroom of his Ikorodu, Lagos, house.
A filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, revealed the awful news on a WhatsApp forum used by filmmakers.
He was supported by Abdullahi Abdulrasaq, the managing director of the renowned film marketing company Corporate Pictures Nigeria Limited.
“I swear to God, just before the news, I was still hailing him,” Olaiya penned. It really does come as a rude shock to me.
A well-known showbiz personality and the mastermind of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, also provided our correspondent with confirmation of the information. He said, “It is true.
He died this morning after collapsing in his bathroom at home in Ikorodu.
The late actor posted a picture of himself on Facebook that read, “Rest in peace,” and it was published by another filmmaker, Tunde Ola-Yusuf. God gave the friends and family the fortitude to deal with the loss. Before tomorrow, Afolabi Murphy.
Another director, Fidelis Duker, wrote the following: “What is really happening? I’m seeing him right now in a movie.
However, other Yoruba actors were seen commenting and offering their condolences to the family of the deceased.
Afolabi began working in the film industry in 2001. She was born on May 5, 1974.
The Osun State graduate of Iree Polytechnic had appearances in more than 60 movies before his death.
His filmography includes “Ifa Olokun,” “Omowunmi,” “Jimi Bendel,” “Wasila Coded,” “Olokiki Oru,” and “Idera.”
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