Tragic news struck the entertainment industry today as the iconic Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, reportedly passed away at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) after a brief illness.
The beloved actor, aged 57, leaves behind a profound legacy in the world of Nigerian cinema, captivating audiences with his remarkable performances and unwavering dedication to his craft.
The family has not yet released an official statement regarding his demise.
Saint Obi, a native of Mbaitolu in Imo State, was a shining star in the Nigerian film industry.
Born with a passion for the arts, he pursued his dreams and graduated from the prestigious University of Jos with a degree in Theatre Arts. From there, his journey to stardom began.
Saint Obi rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as one of the leading actors in the Nigerian film industry.
He was known for his charming looks and charismatic performances in numerous Nigerian movies.
Throughout his illustrious career, Saint Obi featured in numerous blockbuster movies, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.
Some of his popular movies include “Sakobi: The Snake Girl,” “State of Emergency,” “Goodbye Tomorrow,” “Executive Crime,” and “Take Me to Mama.”
He acted alongside other notable Nollywood stars such as Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
Besides acting, Saint Obi ventured into music and released an album titled “Take Me Higher” in 2008.
He also worked as a movie producer and contributed to the growth and development of the Nigerian film industry.
Saint Obi’s contributions to Nollywood have earned him several awards and nominations, including the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2001.