Murphy Afolabi was a Nigerian actor, film producer, and director. He was born on May 5, 1974, in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Afolabi studied Theatre Arts at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, and graduated in 2001. He began his acting career in 2001, and starred in over 60 Yoruba films. He was known for his roles in films such as “Omo Rapala”, “Omo Alhaja”, and “Omo Mushin”.
Afolabi was a versatile actor who could play a variety of roles. He was equally at home in action movies, romantic comedies, and dramas. He was also known for his good looks and charm, and was often cast as the leading man.
Afolabi was a popular and respected actor in Yoruba cinema. He was a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), and served as the chairman of the ANTP Osun State chapter from 2006 to 2008. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Osun State Film Corporation.
Afolabi died on May 14, 2023, at the age of 49. His death was a shock to the Yoruba film community, and he was mourned by fans and colleagues alike. Afolabi’s legacy will live on through his films, which continue to be enjoyed by audiences around the world.
Here are some of Afolabi’s most notable films:
- Omo Rapala (2002)
- Omo Alhaja (2003)
- Omo Mushin (2004)
- Ifa Olokun (2005)
- Omowunmi (2006)
- Jimi Bendel (2007)
- Wasila Coded (2008)
- Olokiki Oru (2009)
- Idera (2010)
Afolabi’s death is a great loss to the Yoruba film community. He was a talented actor who will be remembered for his many memorable roles. His legacy will live on through his films, which continue to be enjoyed by audiences around the world.