Iconic Nollywood Actor Saint Obi Passes Away at 57 After a Prolonged Illness
The passing of Obinna Nwafor, a prominent Nollywood actor widely known as Saint Obi, has saddened his fans, who continue to express their grief. According to reports, the 57-year-old actor from Imo State had been battling an undisclosed illness before his death on May 7. Many have taken to Twitter to pay their respects with hashtags such as #RIPSaintObi and #ObinnaNwafor. Renowned Nigerian author and social media influencer Reno Omokri also shared his own tribute to the late actor, recounting a moment in 2014 when they met in his office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. Omokri praised Saint Obi for his gentle and noble demeanor, describing him as a down-to-earth person who made everyone around him feel comfortable. He ended his tribute with a prayer for the late actor, his family, and for Nigeria.