Popular Yoruba Nollywood Actor, Murphy Afolabi is dead

In a new update, it was learnt that the actor Murphy Afolabi slipped on tiles and hit his head on a hard surface. His colleague, Seun Oloketuyi disclosed the sad news on his Instagram page moments ago.

According to him, Murphy Afolabi died after sustaining injuries from falling in the bathroom.

A filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, shared the sad news on a WhatsApp platform populated by filmmakers. 

Seun Olaiya and Murphy Afolabi

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

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

Murphy Afolabi

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.”

Murphy Afolabi was born on the 5th of May, 1974, the actor just celebrated his 49th birthday. Born in Osun State, the actor and producer hails from Oroki Asala in Osogbo.

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He had a Diploma in Theatre Arts and Film Production from Osun State Polytechnic in Iree where he graduated in 2001 and died on the 14th of May 2023.

Is Murphy Afolabi Related to Kemi Afolabi?

Although many people assume he is Kemi Afolabi’s brother, Murphy just shares a surname with her. She is also not her husband. The two are talented actors with professional interactions only.

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