Moyosore Afolabi, the 14-year-old daughter of the late renowned Yoruba actor Murphy Afolabi, has been enduring a deeply traumatic experience since her father’s tragic passing. Murphy Afolabi’s untimely death occurred due to a fatal slip in his bathroom, leaving Moyosore devastated and struggling to cope with the loss.
Moyosore, in her expression of grief and trauma, revealed a chilling detail about her father’s foresight. Prior to his demise, Murphy Afolabi had shared a poignant moment with his daughter, where he confessed that she would greatly miss him. Little did Moyosore know that her father’s premonition would prove to be hauntingly accurate. Just four days before his untimely death, during a phone call, he repeated the same sentiment. At that time, Moyosore believed her father was simply away on a movie shoot, unaware of the impending tragedy that would soon unfold.
Reflecting on cherished memories, Moyosore warmly recounted her father’s role as an exemplary parent, highlighting his unwavering commitment to spending quality time with his family. Despite his demanding schedule, Murphy Afolabi always made it a priority to create unforgettable experiences for his children, introducing them to the best that life had to offer. One particular occasion that stood out was Moyosore’s birthday last September when her loving father organized an extravagant photoshoot, complete with lavish outfits and even an expensive hairpiece.
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During the last general elections, Murphy Afolabi’s profound love for his family shone brightly. Throughout the campaign period, he chose to reside in a hotel in Ajao Estate, Lagos, which was conveniently close to his home. Going above and beyond, he made sure to accommodate his children in additional rooms, ensuring they remained nearby. All expenses, including their well-being and sustenance, were fully taken care of, serving as a testament to the depth of his love and dedication as a father.
The departure of Murphy Afolabi, an esteemed icon in the Yoruba film industry, creates a void that will prove challenging to fill. Renowned for his exceptional talent, he mesmerized audiences with his remarkable acting abilities, effortlessly bringing characters to life on the silver screen. His contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry hold an enduring significance, and his absence will be keenly felt by fans, colleagues, and the entire Yoruba movie community.
As the Afolabi family grieves the loss of their beloved father and husband, the broader community stands united, offering heartfelt condolences and unwavering support during this difficult period. Murphy Afolabi’s legacy as an extraordinary actor and a devoted family man will continue to inspire and touch the hearts of countless individuals, forever securing his name in the history of Nigerian cinema.
In a phone conversation with Gbolahan Adetayo, 14-year-old Moyosore expressed her disbelief, stating, “Honestly, everything still feels like a dream to me.” She recalled a conversation during the last Eid al-Fitr when her late father told her that she would miss him. At the time, she didn’t realize he was speaking metaphorically. Even as recently as last week Wednesday, while speaking to him through her grandmother’s phone, he reiterated the same statement. He even promised to send her school fees through her mother. Moyosore finds herself engulfed in a state of emotional turmoil from which she believes she may not easily recover. She deeply loved her father, and the intensity of his love for her mirrored her own. She expressed her heartfelt wish that God could bring him back to life.