Veteran Nollywood Star, Saint Obi Dies At 57

Veteran Nigerian movie star, Obinna Nwafor fondly known as Saint Obi has died at 57. It was gathered that the thespian died at the Jos University Teaching Hospital while battling an illness.

Daily Trust gathered that the actor died last Sunday, moreso, insiders in the movie sector revealed that the actor underwent surgery recently. According to a source, a filmmaker reached out to Obi last week for a gig but he said, ‘I just had surgery, I am not strong enough to be on set.’

While it has been days since the movie star died, it was gathered that his family kept mute due to an internal crisis. A source close to the family told Daily Trust, “He died in the house of a sibling who is not on talking terms with the rest of the family. So they had to keep mute and to work on their family feud.”

Born on November 16, 1965, the Nigerian actor was famed for his roles in movies like Candle Light, Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Festival of Fire, Executive Crime and Last Party.

He studied Theatre Arts at the University of Jos. Saint Obi came into the acting scene in 1996, after doing a commercial for Peugeot on NTA. He starred in over 60 movies.

 In 2001, Saint Obi produced his first movie titled Take Me to Maama, where he starred as Jerry, alongside Ebi Sam, Rachel Oniga, Nse Abel and Enebeli Elebuwa.

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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