Popular comic actor and film producer, Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr. Latin, was denied by ‘area boys’ access to the venue where his colleague, Murphy Afolabi, is to be buried in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
According to The PUNCH, some youths, on Monday, May 15, 2023, who said they were “omo adugbo”, demanded that Mr. Latin must “settle” them before they would allow him access to the burial ground in the state.
Mr. Latin, who is the President of the Theatre Arts and Movies Practitioners Association of Nigeria, arrived at the location around 3:00 pm.
The issue was later resolved and Mr. Latin was eventually granted access to Afolabi’s burial ground.
Recall that Murphy Afolabi, who clocked 49 on May 5, died Sunday after slipping in his bathroom.
The Osogbo-born actor was buried at Ikorodu house located at Mopelufa, by Aleke bus stop, after Adamo bus stop, Ijebu Ode road, Ikorodu.
He got into the movie industry in 2001 and appeared in over 60 movies before his death. He was a graduate of Ire Polytechnic, Osun State.
His film credits include ‘Ifa Olokun’, ‘Omowunmi’, ‘Jimi Bendel’, ‘Wasila Coded’, ‘Olokiki Oru’, and ‘Idera’.
Besides being fond of writing scripts and producing films in the Yoruba language, the late veteran actor enjoys an exciting life full of entertainment, happy and sometimes scary moments.
During his lifetime, he was the CEO of Fatuns Films Production. The late Duro Ladipo was reportedly among the legends that influenced Murphy’s career.