A famous Nollywood actor Murphy Afolabi has passed away.
Afolabi’s death was announced on Sunday by Tunde Ola-Yusuf, a fellow actor in the Yoruba subsector of Nollywood.
Sharing a picture of the actor, Ola-Yusuf wrote: “REST IN PEACE. “May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss.
“Good night Muphy Afolabi.”
In another post, Ola-Yusuf said: “We lost a strong Filmmaker Muphy Afolabi. May God Rest your soul Bro.”
A filmmaker and the president of the Yoruba movies directors guild, Seun Olaiya, also 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 the news.
“It is true. He passed away after taking a fall in his bathroom at his house in Ikorodu this morning,” Oloketuyi told Punch.