Shortly after the news of two Nollywood actors, Saint Obi and Mukaila Adedigba’s death were made public, another Yoruba popular actor and filmmaker, Murphy Afolabi, has been reported dead.
The thespian, who acted in Yoruba movies, was said to have fallen down in the bathroom at his house in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Sunday morning, May 14 , 2023.
A filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, shared the sad news on a WhatsApp platform populated by filmmakers.
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 incident. He said, “It is true. He passed away after taking a fall in his bathroom at his house in Ikorodu this morning.”
Born on May 5, 1974, Afolabi got into the movie industry in 2001.
The graduate of Iree 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’