Sanyeri Shares How Murphy Afolabi Took Him, Mercy Aigbe and Others to the US for the First Time in 2008
Murphy Afolabi was a legend in the Nigerian movie industry. The actor, producer, and director, who died on May 14, had a positive impact on the lives and careers of many of his colleagues.
At his Fidau prayer on May 22, veteran actor Sanyeri paid tribute to Murphy Afolabi and revealed how he helped him and others to travel abroad for the first time.
Sanyeri said that in 2008, Murphy Afolabi sponsored him, Muyiwa Ademola, Yomi Fash Lanso, Mercy Aigbe, Eniola Badmus, Kunle Adegbite, Bimbo Oshin, and many others to the US for a movie project.
He added that in 2012, some other actors also landed in Canada, thanks to Murphy Afolabi’s influence.
Sanyeri praised Murphy Afolabi for his generosity and kindness, despite not being educated.
He said: “Murphy did so much for us even though he did not attend school. He was a good man and a great actor. He will be greatly missed.”
Other actors who attended the prayer service also shared their fond memories of Murphy Afolabi and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.
Murphy Afolabi was known for his roles in movies such as Oba Elesan, Omo Alhaja, Omo Ghetto and many more.
He was also a prolific producer and director, who made movies such as Iku Lokunrin, Omo Ekun and Asiri Gomina Wa.
He died at the age of 49 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife and children.