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Popular Nollywood Actor Murphy Afolabi is Dead

A popular Yoruba movies actor, Murphy Afolabi, is dead. He died today Sunday, May 14, 2023.

This came barely nine days after he celebrated his 49 birthday and less than 24 hours after the news filtered the air about the death of another popular Nollywood actor, Saint Obi.

Although details about his death are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, the news broke when a colleague of the deceased Tunde Ola-Yusuf confirmed the sad news.

The actor whose death was confirmed Sunday morning has thrown the movie industry into mourning as many of his colleagues expressed shock at his sudden death.

Those who saw him days back at public events said it was unbelievable to hear that he has passed on at a young age.

The famous Nigerian actor was born in Osun State. He was from Osogbo town. Afolabi was born on May 5th and it was gathered that he died at 49.

Regarding his education, Afolabi attended Ire Polytechnic where he studied movie production, mass communications and Theatre Arts. It was learnt that he graduated 17 years ago, in 2001.

Murphy Afolabi is a popular Nigerian actor who has made a name for himself in the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood. He was born on May 15, 1974, in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.

Murphy Afolabi started his acting career in 1999 and has since featured in several movies, both English and Yoruba language productions. He has acted in over 200 movies and has won numerous awards for his acting prowess.

Some of the movies he has acted in include “Omo Elemosho,” “Okan Soso,” “Alapinni,” “Kurukuru,” and “Jokotola,” among others. Murphy Afolabi is also a movie producer and has produced several movies, including “Folashade,” “Aje Metta,” “Iyanje,” and “Abela Pupa,” among others.

In addition to his acting career, Murphy Afolabi is also a businessman and has several businesses, including a hotel, a car dealership, and a farm.

His first film project was a movie titled ‘Ifa Olokun’. However, the spotlight was due to his role in movies like ‘Owowunmi,’ ‘Jimi Bendel’ and ‘Mafi Wonmi.’ He featured in over 60 movies.


Ola-Yusuf, a well-known actor, director and producer, took to his Facebook page on Sunday afternoon to mourn Afolabi.

He wrote: “REST IN PEACE…

“May God give the family and close associates the fortitude to bear the loss.

“Good night Muphy Afolabi.”

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