Chairman, Murphy-Ben International, Aforevo

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Who Is...


Murphy Anawana is a visionary media magnate and businessman with a vision of and passion for revolutionizing the African content, creative, and entertainment industry.

Born Murphy Chidiebere Anawana to late Dr. B.O Anawana and Mrs. Grace Anawana in the vibrant coal city of Enugu, Nigeria, where he grew up surrounded by the rich culture and creative energy that would eventually shape his entrepreneurial journey. From a young age, Murphy displayed an insatiable curiosity and passion for music, movies, technology, and innovation.

Murphy’s fascination with media and entertainment began during his formative years. He spent countless hours devouring movies, music, and literature, recognizing their power to inspire, entertain, and educate. This love for music ignited his desire to contribute to the African creative landscape which he did by becoming a music producer working with some renowned names such IllBliss and Stanley Okorie; before proceeding to found Aforevo, with the aim to provide a platform for untapped talent across the continent.

With a strong determination to make a difference, Murphy Anawana founded his first media venture, Murphy-Ben International, the parent company of Aforevo in 2009. Armed with a keen eye for talent and an unwavering belief in the potential of the African creative industry, he embarked on a mission to nurture and showcase the arresting stories of Africa told in movies past, present, and even the ones yet unmade. This venture would be the first of many steps on his path to becoming a media mogul.

Murphy’s vision extended beyond traditional media platforms. Recognizing the rapid advancements in technology, he saw an opportunity to leverage digital innovations to reach a broader audience. He spearheaded initiatives to embrace cutting-edge technologies, including online streaming and dubbing; aiming to create immersive and interactive experiences for consumers.

As his media empire expanded, Murphy remained committed to fostering innovation and collaboration within the industry. He initiated partnerships with tech startups, creatives, and established companies to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and drive innovation in entertainment and media distribution.

Understanding the transformative power of media, Murphy also dedicated considerable efforts to social impact initiatives. He championed projects that focused on empowering underprivileged communities through digital literacy technologies such as e-Learning platforms. Through his philanthropic endeavors, he aims to create a more inclusive and empowered society.

Murphy’s visionary leadership and impactful contributions to the African creative industry earned him widespread recognition. He received numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding achievements and pioneering efforts in promoting African talents on the global stage.

Meet Murphy



Murphy Anawana is a dynamic businessman. With an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit, he has spearheaded ventures that redefine media and entertainment. Through strategic acumen and unwavering determination, Murphy continues to lead and inspire, leaving an indelible mark in the business world.


A devoted environmentalist, passionately advocates for preserving our planet. With unwavering dedication, he strives to create a sustainable future, inspiring others to take action and protect the Earth's precious resources.

Human Capital Developer

Murphy Anawana is an adept human capital developer, empowering individuals to unlock their full potential. With a wealth of experience and a passion for growth, he fosters a dynamic learning environment, equipping people with the skills and knowledge to thrive in their personal and professional pursuits.


An inspiring and seasoned mentor with a passion for guiding and empowering others. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he provides invaluable insights and support to help individuals reach their full potential. Embrace the opportunity to learn from a dedicated mentor who is committed to your growth and success." (60 words)


The devoted nationalist. With unwavering passion, he stands for his country's values and unity, promoting patriotism in every endeavor. His dedication inspires many, making him a true symbol of national pride and loyalty.


A benevolent individual, exemplifies philanthropy through his selfless endeavors. Committed to making a positive impact, he dedicates his time, resources, and compassion to various causes, uplifting communities and inspiring positive change.


"Everyone is born with a special gift that makes them unique. If they BELIEVE, they can achieve anything".

Murphy Anawana is a BELIEVER. In people and in positive outcomes; embracing optimism and fostering a hopeful perspective in life. He is an optimistic individual who firmly believes in the potential of people
and the power of positive results.

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