Obinna Nwafor popularly known as Saint Obi, the renowned Nollywood actor, film producer, and director is alleged to have passed away on May 7th at the age of 57 in the home of one of his siblings, in Jos, Nigeria.
Despite his alleged demise occurring last week Sunday, his death was only recently made public due to a disagreement among his siblings.
Saint Obi gained prominence with his performance in Zeb Eiro’s ‘Sakobi’ and went on to star in over 100 movies, including popular titles such as Candle Light, Goodbye Tomorrow, and Heart of Gold.
According to a report by CelebrityBox9ja The death has filtered in since Sunday, 7th of May 2023. He was said to have been going back and forth for months to the hospital, treating an undisclosed ailment.
The report reveals that no official announcement has been made, and it seems his sister, Mrs Felicia Jofu, is deliberately keeping the news away from his friends and the public. As of the time of the press, it is not clear if his ex-wife, Lydia, has been informed.
Source who visited no 13 Metropolitan Street in Tudun Wada, Jos where the sister lives, gathered from residents around the area that “someone” in that compound had died but they are not sure of the identity of the deceased.
But a resident around that area who appealed for anonymity said 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 JUTH.