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Veteran Nollywood Actor Saint Obi Is Dead 


Nigeria’s veteran actor, Saint Obi, has passed on at the age of 57 after a protracted illness. It was reported that he died since Monday after battling an undisclosed illness for several months with no successful treatment. The Actors Guild of Nigeria is yet to make a statement as the family reportedly had a little disagreement hence the delay to make a formal announcement. The deceased body was deposited at the morgue at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Nollywood fans have been mourning him ever since the news of his death broke out. 

Nigerian politician and a former Presidential aspirant Mr Sanusi Dantata wrote “RIP Saint Obi. You filled our screens with your talent for decades. We will miss you. May God rest your soul in peace.”

Revealing his encounter with Saint Obi, Mr Dantata said “i remember meeting Obinna Nwafor (Saint Obi) on a flight to London in 1999. He was together with Liz Benson.

Sharing a picture taken with the veteran actor, Nigerian author and social media influencer, Reno Omokri  said “signing a copy of my book, Shunpiking: No Shortcuts To God, for Obinna Nwafor, better known as Saint Obi, in my office at Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

“The gentlest and most noble Nollywood actor I ever met. No airs about him. Very down to earth. Unusually modest and made every effort to make those around him feel comfortable.

“In short, the specimen of gentlemanliness. May God bless him. May God bless his family. May God bless Nigeria. In Yeshua’s Name.”

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.