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Saint Obi Death, Biography, Movies, Real Name, Net Worth, Age, Family

Saint Obi Death, Biography, Movies, Real Name, Net Worth, Age, Family



Saint Obi Death, Biography, Movies, Real Name, Net Worth, Age, Family

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CityNews Nigeria reports that veteran Nollywood actor Obinna Nwafor, otherwise known in the movie industry as Saint Obi died at the age of fifty-seven, 57 years, after a prolonged illness.

This online news platform recalls that the late Saint Obi was popularly known for his roles in Candle Light, Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Festival of Fire, Executive Crime, and Last Party. He was also a film producer and film director.

The actor was said to have died on Sunday, last week, May 7th in the home of one of his siblings. According to reports, the disagreement between his siblings is the reason why his death took almost a week to be made official.


CityNews Nigeria reports that Saint Obi gained prominence in his role in Zeb Ejiro’s Sakobi. The late Saint Obi was featured in over 100 movies.

Cause of Saint Obi death: What killed Saint Obi?

Reports have emerged that popular Nigerian actor, Saint Obi, has passed on at the age of 57 after a protracted illness. It was reported that he died early in the week after battling an undisclosed illness for several months with no successful treatment.

It was gathered that Saint Obi battled an undisclosed ailment for some time and was reported to have relocated to Jos, the Plateau State capital for further treatment of the ailment that had kept him in and out of the hospital for over two years.

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Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the Actors Guild of Nigeria is yet to make a statement as the family reportedly has a little disagreement hence the delay to make a formal announcement.

It could not be confirmed why some of his colleagues as well have refused to speak about Obi’s death but it was gathered that decision to keep sealed lips was informed by the family’s decision to keep his death away from the public for now.

Saint Obi death, biography, movies, real name, net worth, age, family

Saint Obi Biography & Profie Summary

Full Name: Obinna Nwafor
Nick Name Saint Obi
Date of Birth: November 16, 1965
Place of Birth: Jos, Plateau State
State of Origin: Plateau State
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Actor & Filmmaker
Net Worth: $7 million
Wife/Spouse: Lydia Saint Nwafor

Saint Obi Age

Saint Obi is 57 years old.

Saint Obi Early Life

The only son in the family of 9 children, Obi grew up in Jos, Plateau State where he had his primary, secondary and tertiary education. He attended  Zang Secondary Commercial School and in 1991, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos. Inspired by foreign movies as a child, Obi always wanted to be an actor.


Saint Obi Career

Saint Obi joined the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, in 1995. In 1996, he rose to fame after starring in the popular NTA commercial series. He has sincethen, featured in more than 250 Nollywood movies some of which include Candle Light, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Executive Crime, State of Emergency, War Front, and The President Must Not Die. He produced his first movie titled “Take Me to Mama” in 2001, where he starred as Jerry, alongside with Ebi Sam.

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Few years ago, the actor quit acting to focus on the production and business part of the entertainment amongst other things. He revealed in an interview that he had to move behind the scene so that he could improve things. He denied quitting acting because jobs stopped coming, but because he needed to do other things. “As one grows older, you realize that you do not need to be in all the movies. If you have been following my career, as years went by, from doing 10 movies in a year, I reduced it to six. I later reduced to one per year, because I felt that it’s not how many times you appear in a movie but how well you act,” the actor explained.

Saint Obi death, biography, movies, real name, net worth, age, family

Saint Obi Personal Life

Obi is married to Lydia Saint Nwafor and they are blessed with many beautiful kids. He is currently one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $7 million. He speaks English, Igbo, Hausa, and a little of the Yoruba Language.

Obi has the ambition of stimulating Nollywood into a core African film genre in the global Arts market. Above all, he strives to remain steadfast in God’s parallel of Truth, Love and Peace for all mankind. He is also a complete athlete who had represented Plateau State in both Football and Basketball tournaments. He also enjoys bodybuilding.

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He has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies, some of which include

State of Emergency,


Blue Sea


Candle Light

Check Point

Crime Planner

Dapo Junior


Executive Crime





Heart of Gold,

Sleeping With the Enemy,

Street Fame

Take me to Maama


The President

Must Not Die War Front.

Saint Obi wife

He was married to Lydia Saint Nwafor. Their marriage is blessed with 3 children, two boys and a girl. The couple later went their separate ways and were engaged in a bitter divorce battle.

Saint Obi Death, Biography, Movies, Real Name, Net Worth, Age, Family



The Nollywood actor had dragged his wife to the High Court of Ota, Ogun State for the dissolution of their marriage, which was contracted in 2006. Obi also alleged that his estranged wife ‘imprisoned’ their three children with the help of men of the Police Force, preventing him from seeing his children.

Saint Obi Controversy: Saint Obi divorce

Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that Saint Obi, who left the movie industry years ago to pursue a different career, is no stranger to divorce controversies, as the actor’s first marriage to the daughter of a Lagos pastor ended in divorce years ago.

Saint Obi Net Worth

Saint Obi estimated net worth is not available at the moment but several reports claim the late Nollywood actor was one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $7 million.



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