Colleagues plan artiste night, fidau for Murphy Afolabi

Colleagues of the late actor, Murphy Afolabi, will stage an artiste night programme for the deceased at the LTV Blue Roof Arena in Ikeja, Lagos, on Sunday, May 21, 2023. This will be followed by fidau prayers at the same venue on Monday, May 22.

The 49-year-old actor died on Sunday, May 14, 2023, after he reportedly slipped in his bathroom at his Ikorodu, Lagos, residence.

The Osogbo, Osun State-born actor was subsequently buried in Ikorodu on Monday, May 15.

Speaking to journalists at the burial, the President of the Theatre Arts and Movies Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr Latin, had said, “Anybody can die. Murphy was not sick, as far as we know. As you must have heard, he went to have his bath, slipped and died. The news of his death came as a rude shock to us, and is a great loss to the industry.”