Saint Obi Dies After Prolonged Illness: Obinna Nwafor, a famous Nollywood actor who was also known as Saint Obi in the film business, passed away on May 7, 2023. This happened in Jos, Plateau State after he suffered a prolonged illness. According to information obtained by, the gifted thespian passed away at the age of 57 more than a week ago, but for reasons that have not yet been determined, his family decided not to make an announcement.

 Saint Obi Dies After Prolonged Illness

Saint Obi Dies After Prolonged Illness

According to the information acquired, he had been battling an unidentified illness for some time and was said to have moved to Jos, the capital of Plateau State, for more treatment of the illness that had kept him in and out of the hospital for more than two years.

Short Biography of Saint Obi

Saint Obi was born on November 16, 1965, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He was the sole son of his parents and had eight sisters. He spent his formative years in Jos, Plateau State, where he also completed his schooling and post-secondary education. The Movie star was married to Lydia Saint Nwafor, and the marriage was blessed with three beautiful children.

Saint Obi
Saint Obi

On no occasion were his friends in Nollywood invited to a christening or birthday. According to the report, his wife was one of the top executives at telecom giant MTN. One of the sad news stories is that his marriage took him away from his friends and also from Nollywood.

From the information gathered by his siblings, it has been claimed that his death was not immediately announced due to the dispute between them.

His remains have been placed in the mortuary at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). The precise reason for his death has not yet been made public as of the time of this publication. Annews is very keen to gather more information as to the exact cause of the death of the legendary Saint Obi. We will be right here to keep you updated.

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