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Ace movie star Saint Obi is dead

Mr Nwafor was reported to have been treating an unspecified illness and had visited hospital for treatment for months before he passed away on Sunday.

• May 13, 2023
Saint Obi
Saint Obi

Popular Nollywood actor and film director Obinna Nwafor better known as Saint Obi has died after a battle with an unspecified illness, People Gazette can confirm.

The news of the actor’s demise, who reportedly died almost a week ago at his sister’s home in Plateau state’s capital city of Jos, was confirmed to Peoples Gazette by Saint Obi’s colleagues in the film industry.

Sources said Nwafor, famously known for his role in blockbuster movies including ‘Candle Light’, ‘Goodbye Tomorrow’, passed away last week Sunday and the actor’s body was subsequently deposited in a morgue at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

He was aged 57.

Mr Nwafor was reported to have been treating an unspecified illness and had visited hospital for treatment for months before he passed away on Sunday.

The actor, Saint Obi, came onto the acting scene in 1996 after doing a commercial for Peugeot on NTA and went on to feature in more than 100 movies including ‘Sakobi’, ‘Festival of Fire’, ‘State of Emergency’ and other popular films.

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