Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, better known by his stage name, Saint Obi is dead
The sad incident was said to have occurred on Monday, May 7, 2023 after a protracted illness.
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He reportedly passed on after spending several months traveling to the hospital for treatment of an unspecified illness.
According to blogger Moji Delano, a source disclosed that the actor, who he had seen a couple of times and recognized as Saint Obi, had died on Sunday and that the following day, his body was taken to the morgue at Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH. This was after a visit his sister’s residence in Jos.
Saint Obi is said to have recently relocated to his sister’s home in Jos, the capital of the Plateau State, and has frequently been spotted being transported to the hospital. The fact that Mr. Obi was frequently spotted in the hospital was also confirmed by a source at JUTH.
As of now, no official statement has been released, and it seems that Saint Obi’s sister, Mrs. Felicia Jofu, is deliberately keeping details about his passing under wraps. The status of communication with his ex-wife, Lydia, remains uncertain.
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The Imo-born thespian before his demise had featured in over 100 movies.
Saint Obi rose to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s, captivating audiences with his powerful performances in over 200 films. Some of his most memorable roles include appearances in “Candle Light,” “Goodbye Tomorrow,” “Heart of Gold,” “Executive Crime,” and “State of Emergency.” His charisma, acting prowess, and dedication to his craft solidified his status as one of Nollywood’s leading actors during that era.
Beyond his acting career, Saint Obi made significant contributions to the industry as a film producer and director, helping shape the Nollywood landscape. Though he had stepped back from acting in recent years, his impact on the Nigerian film industry remains undeniable.
Saint Obi’s passing has left a void in the hearts of his fans, colleagues, and the entire Nollywood community. As they come to terms with his untimely demise, they celebrate his life, achievements, and the indelible mark he leaves on the world of entertainment.