The Nigerian film industry is in mourning following the passing of veteran actor Saint Obi at the age of 57. The news of his demise was confirmed by his colleague and friend, Emeka Rollas, who is the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
Saint Obi, whose real name is Obinna Nwafor, was a prominent figure in Nollywood in the 1990s and early 2000s. He starred in numerous hit movies, including “State of Emergency,” “Sakobi,” and “Goodbye Tomorrow.”
Obi’s death has sent shockwaves throughout the Nigerian entertainment industry, with many paying tribute to the actor on social media. Fans have also been sharing their favorite memories of the star and expressing their condolences to his family.
According to reports, Saint Obi passed away on Friday, May 13, 2023, after a brief illness. The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Emeka Rollas, who was a close friend of the actor, expressed his sadness at the news, saying, “Saint Obi was not just a colleague but a dear friend. He was a talented actor who brought joy to many through his performances on screen. His passing is a great loss to the Nigerian film industry and to all those who knew him.”
The Actors Guild of Nigeria has also released a statement mourning the loss of one of its members. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Saint Obi. He was a true icon in the Nigerian film industry and his contributions will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” the statement read.
Saint Obi’s legacy in Nollywood will continue to live on through his many memorable performances on screen. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues, fans, and the Nigerian film industry as a whole.