Pasuma, Yinka Quadri, Eniola Badmus attend Murphy Afolabi’s 8th-day fidau prayer

Murphy Afolabi

Fuji musicians Alabi Pasuma and KS1 Malaika on Monday joined actors, friends, family and well-wishers of the late Murphy Afolabi in honouring him at the eighth-day fidau prayer.

The prayer held at Blue Roof Hall at LTV 8 in Ikeja, Lagos also had the likes of actors Yinka Quadri, Muyiwa Ademola, Akeem Alimi and Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri, in attendance.

On arrival, Pasuma exchanged pleasantries with the actors and was given a seat at the table with them. The Islamic clerics at the high table also acknowledged his presence. Pasuma held the eighth-day fidau for his mum at the same venue back in April.

Actresses Fausat Balogun and Eniola Badmus were also present to honour Murphy. In a viral video, Eniola knelt down to greet Fausat, her senior colleague.

A night of tributes organised in Murphy’s honour by his colleagues was held on Sunday, May 21.

Murphy died on May 14 after a fall in the bathroom at his Ikorodu home.

He was buried on Monday, May 15 at his home.

A number of his colleagues including Mercy Aigbe, Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin, Kemi Afolabi and Damola Olatunji were at the burial.

Murphy’s body arrived at the burial ground from the mortuary in a transparent casket. Mourners wept bitterly as they saw his body.

The actor’s children did the dust-to-dust ritual after prayers were said by Islamic clerics. Following this, Murphy’s body was laid to the ground.

The actor was initially scheduled for burial in his hometown in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

Born in Osun State, Murphy graduated from Ire Polytechnic in the same state. He got into the movie industry in 2001.