Nigerian actress, Adunni Ade has finally reacts to the claims that she owes her late colleague, Murphy Afolabi N250,000.
Recalls that Adunni Ade had been publicly called out for allegedly owing late actor, Murphy Afolabi.
During his 8-day Fidau Prayer held in his honor, his burial committee called out the actress for being indebted to Murphy Afolabi.
The committee claimed that Adunni Ade owed Murphy Afolabi N250,000 before his death.
They urged her to return the money.
“Adunni Ade please return the N250,000 that you are owing the Late Murphy Afolabi”.
Reacting to it through a public statement by her team, Adunni Ade debunked the reports of being indebted to the late actor.
According to her, Murphy Afolabi had reached out to her for a job last year and had paid her the sum of N150,000.
However, she was unable to deliver the job due to the death of her brother and refunded the actor his money when he tried to make another agreement with her.
To back up her claims, Adunni shared screenshots of her debit transaction.
In her words, she wrote, ” Sometimes in July 2021, the late Murphy Afolabi reached out to me, requiring my services for a movie production. He appealed to me stating that it was a self funded production that he couldn’t afford my professional fee, but that he would need my moral support.
I asked how many scenes and duration expected of me on set. He said 10 scenes and that I would spend one day. He offered to ‘fuel my car’ as 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 Murphy Afolabi a few days afterwards to request for his bank account details, to send him a refund, as I would be travelling to the United States for my younger brother’s funeral. He insisted I held on to the money while he figured out whether to move the shoot forward or contact me for another one. 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 for his bank account details and transferred to his bank account the full refund of N150,000 on the same day 08 October 2021. Proof of both payments are attached in this post.