Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Actress Adunni Ade Addresses 250,000 Naira Debt to the Late Murphy Afolabi

Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade, has finally spoken up after being accused of owing the late actor,

Murphy Afolabi, a sum of N250,000. The accusation arose during the burial committee's eighth-day fidau prayer held in honor of Murphy on Monday. One of the committee members publicly called out Adunni Ade in Yoruba, urging her to repay the money so that it could be given to Murphy's children.


However, Adunni Ade took to her official social media handle the following day to release a statement addressing the allegations. In her statement, she provided a detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the money and explained why she was unable to fulfill the proposed project due to a personal tragedy.


According to Adunni, Murphy Afolabi had approached her in July 2021, requesting her services for a movie production. He explained that it was a self-funded project, and he couldn't afford her professional fee but needed her moral support. Adunni inquired about the number of scenes and the duration she would be required on set, to which Murphy replied that she would have ten scenes and spend one day. As compensation, he offered to "fuel her car," and on July 2, 2021, he made a payment of N150,000.


Tragically, on July 11, 2021, shortly before the production was set to begin, Adunni lost her younger brother. She contacted Murphy a few days later to inform him about the situation and requested his bank account details to send him a refund, as she had to travel to the United States for her brother's funeral. However, Murphy suggested that she hold onto the money while he considered whether to reschedule the shoot or arrange another project with her.


On October 8, 2021, Murphy Afolabi reached out to Adunni again, expressing his desire to start a new project soon and needing her for four days in a leading role. However, he offered the same amount of N150,000, which he had paid previously. Adunni respectfully declined the offer, requested his bank account details, and promptly transferred the full refund of N150,000 on the same day, providing proof of both payments.


Tragically, Murphy Afolabi passed away on May 14, 2023, after a fall in his Ikorodu home. He was laid to rest on May 15, 2023, at his home. Amidst these events, Adunni had previously caused controversy within the Yoruba movie industry by claiming that stakeholders were paid N90,000 to endorse Bola Tinubu during the 2023 presidential election. Following her claim, she alleged receiving threats to her life from Koko Zaria, who is known as the right-hand man of Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, a leader in the Lagos transport union.


Adunni Ade's statement aimed to clarify the allegations against her and provide a detailed account of the monetary transactions between her and the late Murphy Afolabi. She also shared screenshots as evidence of the payments made to Murphy. With her response, Adunni hoped to clear her name and address the accusations made against her during the solemn occasion of Murphy's eighth-day fidau prayer.

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