Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, has died at the age of 57 in Jos, Plateau State. His demise occurred on May 7, 2023, at his sibling’s residence. The reason for his death has not been disclosed, but his body has been deposited at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) morgue. Saint Obi’s death was kept private for some time due to a dispute among his family members.
Saint Obi was a theatre arts graduate of the University of Jos and started his acting career in 1996 after featuring in a commercial for Peugeot on NTA. He appeared in over 60 movies during his acting career, and he produced several films himself, including the 2001 movie “Take Me to Maama,” in which he played the role of Jerry alongside renowned actors like Rachel Oniga, Enebeli Elebuwa, Nse Abel, and Ebi Sam.
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Saint Obi was known for his dynamic acting style and his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian film industry. He was a beloved actor whose work brought joy and excitement to his fans. One fan expressed his gratitude for the impact Saint Obi had on the industry, noting his memorable performances, including his depiction of a live car bombing scene. His legacy will be remembered, and his fans and colleagues will miss him dearly.