I refunded Murphy Afolabi – Adunni Ade Clears air on owing late Murphy
Adunni Ade, US-born Nigerian actress, Adunni has cleared the air on statements alleging she owed the late Murphy Afolabi ₦250,000.
During Murphy Afolabi’s eight-day Muslim burial prayers, on Monday 22, an Islamic cleric accused Adunni Ade of owing the late actor.
The cleric said the actress and other Nollywood actors owed Afolabi before his demise, and they should refund the money.
However, the actress reacted to the allegations through her lawyer by saying that she refunded the late actor the sum of ₦150,000 which he sent her for a movie role.
Taking to her Instagram page, she shared a screenshot of her bank statement saying;
“Sometimes in July 2021, the late Mr. Murphy Afolabi reached out to me, requiring my services for movie production.
“He appealed to me stating that it was a self-funded production and that he couldn’t afford my professional fee, but that he would need my moral support.
“I asked how many scenes and duration were expected of me on set. He said 10 scenes and that I would spend one day. He offered to ‘fuel my car’ as an honorarium, which payment was made on 02 July 2021 for N150,000.
“Unfortunately, on 11 July 2021 shortly before the commencement of the production, I lost my younger brother. I contacted Mr. Murphy Afolabi a few days afterward to request his bank account details, to send him a refund, as I would be traveling to the United States for my younger brother’s funeral, and to spend time with the rest of my family.
“He insisted I held on to the money while he figured out whether to move the shoot forward or contact me for another one.
“I returned to Lagos end of September 2021 and waited for his call. Mr. Murphy Afolabi contacted me on 08 October 2021 and said he wanted to start a new job soon and needed me for 4 days, playing the lead but for the same amount of N150,000 which he had paid in July.
“I respectfully declined, requested his bank account details, and transferred to his bank account the full refund of N150,000 on the same day, 08 October 2021.”