A night of tribute was organized in Lagos state to honor the late Murphy Afolabi, a prominent figure in Nollywood and a mentor to many aspiring actors.
Emotional videos circulating online depicted scenes of grief as fellow celebrities mourned the loss of their beloved colleague, who passed away last week. Among those captured in the footage were Kelvin Ikeduba, Olaiya Igwe, Yemi Solade, Richardo Agbor, Toyosi Adesanya, Adekola Tijani, and a group of Murphy Afolabi’s students at the Blue Roof Agindigbi in Lagos state.
During the event, actors Adekola Tijani, Yemi Solade, and Richardo Agbo took the stage to share insights into the life of the late Murphy Afolabi, shedding light on his accomplishments and impact in the industry.
Black Sunday as Nollywood loses Murphy Afolabi
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Recall that Murphy Afolabi died on Sunday, the 14th of May, 2023, after he reportedly slipped on bathroom tiles and hit his head on a hard surface.
Nollywood stars declared Sunday as a Black day because the movie industry lost two actors. Many took to their timelines to share dark images to mourn the death of Murphy Afolabi.
Actor Murphy Afolabi’s death came as a shock to many as the actor recently marked his 49th birthday on the 5th of May. Reports by Seun Oloketuyi claimed the actor lost his life after slipping on bathroom tiles.
Nollywood artistes, including Adeniyi Johnson, Papa Show, Biola Bayo, Damola Olatunjji, Sam Olatunji, Yinka Solomon, Mercy Aigbe, Kemi Korede and a host of others mourned their colleagues’ death on social media.
The actor was buried amidst tears by his children, colleagues, families and friends at his residence in Ikorodu, Lagos State.