During the fidau prayer held in Osogbo to honor the late actor, Murphy Afolabi, Fatima, one of his protégés and an actress, expressed her deep sorrow and revealed that his untimely demise prevented him from fulfilling promises he had made to her.
In a heartfelt and tearful conversation with BBC News Yoruba, Fatima disclosed that it was Murphy Afolabi who paved the way for her entry into the thriving theater industry in Lagos. She spoke highly of the late actor, emphasizing the tremendous support he provided to her career.
According to Fatima, under Murphy Afolabi’s guidance, she had the opportunity to feature in five movies, which significantly contributed to her growth as an actress. His mentorship and encouragement played a pivotal role in her success.
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Among those present at the fidau prayer was Hon. Ademoye Kolawole, the Vice Chairman of Osogbo Local Government Area, who expressed his shock upon learning about Murphy’s passing. Initially, he had dismissed the news circulating on the internet, but sadly, it was later confirmed to be true.
The loss of Murphy Afolabi has undoubtedly left a void in the hearts of those he mentored and worked closely with, as they reflect on the unfulfilled promises and the impact he had on their lives. His legacy as a supportive mentor and talented actor continues to live on, inspiring aspiring artists in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
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