Moyosore Afolabi, the 14 years old daughter of late Renowned Yoruba actor Murphy Afolabi, who tragically passed away after a fatal slip in his bathroom has been going through traumatic experience since his death. Moyosore is deeply affected, struggling to come to terms with the loss.
Moyosore Afolabi, expressing her grief and trauma, revealed that her father had eerily predicted his own departure. Weeks before his passing, Murphy Afolabi shared a heartfelt moment with his daughter, confessing that she would miss him. Unbeknownst to Moyosore, his premonition became hauntingly accurate, as he repeated the sentiment just four days before his demise during a phone call. At that time, she believed he was merely traveling for a movie shoot, unaware of the impending tragedy.
Fondly recalling cherished memories, Moyosore described her father as the epitome of an exceptional parent, emphasizing his unwavering commitment to spending quality time with his family. Despite his demanding schedule, Murphy Afolabi always found time to take his children to exquisite locations, ensuring they experienced the best life had to offer. One notable instance was during Moyosore’s birthday last September, where her doting father organized a lavish photoshoot, complete with extravagant attire and even an expensive hairpiece.
During the last general elections, Murphy Afolabi’s love for his family shone brightly. He resided in a hotel in Ajao Estate, Lagos not too far from his house, throughout the campaign period, and went above and beyond to keep his children close by accommodating them in additional rooms. All expenses were covered, including their well-being and sustenance, reflecting the depth of his love and dedication as a father.
The passing of Murphy Afolabi, a true icon in the Yoruba film industry, leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. Known for his remarkable talent, he captivated audiences with his exceptional acting skills and ability to bring characters to life on the silver screen. His contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry will forever be cherished, and his absence will be deeply felt by fans, colleagues, and the Yoruba movie fraternity.
As the Afolabi family mourns the loss of their beloved father and husband, the wider community stands in solidarity, offering their condolences and support during this challenging time. Murphy Afolabi’s legacy as a remarkable actor and a loving family man will continue to inspire and touch the hearts of many, forever etching his name in the annals of Nigerian cinema.
Speaking with Gbolahan Adetayo on phone, the 14 year-old Moyosore said “honestly, everything is still sounding like a dream to me. During the last Eid al-Fitr, he told me that I would miss him, I never knew he was talking in parables. Just last week Wednesday while speaking with him through my grandma’s phone, he repeated the same statement, he even promised to send my school fees through my mum, his death has put me in a mood I don’t think I can easily come out from. I love my father so much just the same way he loved me. I wish God can just bring him back alive”, she said.