Veteran Nollywood actor, Saint Obi whose real name is Obinna Nwafor, has passed away at the age of 57 in Jos, Plateau State. He died on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the home of one of his siblings.

Although the exact cause of his death is yet to be disclosed, his remains have been deposited at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, morgue.

It has been reported that his death was not immediately made public due to a disagreement between his siblings.

Having studied theater arts at the University of Jos, Saint Obi made his debut in the acting scene in 1996, after featuring in a Peugeot commercial on NTA. With over 60 movie roles to his credit.

THE GUARDIAN reports that Saint Obi would be remembered for his actions in the films he produced himself including his 2001 film, titled “Take Me to Maama”, where he played the character of Jerry alongside talented actors such as Ebi Sam, Late Rachel Oniga, Nse Abel, and Enebeli Elebuwa.

When CITY LAWYER contacted the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), an official said they had sent an emissary to the family to confirm the incident.

Foremost Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo also told CITY LAWYER that though his attention had been called to news reports on the incident, “I cannot confirm same. Recall that this is Nigeria where we have read news of people who are alive being dead!”

CITY LAWYER gathered from a reliable source that Saint Obi married a top MTN staff and relocated to Victoria Island axis afterwards. He had not acted in major views for years.

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