Seun Oloketuyi, head of the Yoruba movies directors guild and creator of the Best of Nollywood Awards, broke the news of his passing to the public. According to reports, the actor’s restroom slip-and-fall complications led to his death. Afolabi died less than twenty-four hours after Saint Obi, another Nollywood celebrity, was reported dead. Meanwhile, several Nollywood stars have sent condolences for the late actor on their social media accounts; some were present at the burial as his remains were laid to rest.
In response to the news, Odunlade Adekola, a famous Yoruba actor, uploaded a photo of Afolabi with the message, “Jesus Christ, we lost Murphy.”