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    Veteran Nolywood Actor, Saint Obi Dies at 57

    After days of speculations on the whereabouts of veteran actor, Saint Obi, it has now been confirmed by various sources that the actor is dead.

    Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, otherwise known in the movie industry as Saint Obi, has passed away.

    Information gathered revealed that the ailing actor died about a week ago but the family chose not to announce his death for reasons yet to be ascertained.

    The actor, who was famous for his adventurous roles typical of the American actor James Bond died on Sunday May 7 2023. He was aged 57.

    The actor had battled an undisclosed ailment for sometime and was reported to have relocated to Jos, the Plateau State capital for further treatment of the ailment that had kept him in and out of the hospital for over two years.

    It was also gathered that Obi, before his death was spotted being transported to the hospital.

    His body has been deposited at the morgue at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), we further gathered.

    Saint Obi was the favourite of many home video lovers in late 90s and early 2000 before he suddenly stopped appearing in movies. He had featured in over 100 movies before his demise.

    The Actors Guild of Nigeria are yet to make an official statement because it has not gotten full information from the family yet.

    The movie star came into prominence in his role in Zeb Eiro’s ‘Sakobi’ and was featured in over 250 movies. He is also well known for his roles in Candle Light, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, among others.

    Saint Obi was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on November 16, 1965. The only son of his parents – he had eight sisters – he grew up in Jos, Plateau State where he had his primary, secondary and tertiary education.

    He attended Zang Secondary Commercial School and in 1991, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos.

    He was married to Lydia Saint Nwafor and the marriage was blessed with many children.

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