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Saint Obi’s family announces burial plans

The family of the actor Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, has announced the burial arrangement for the movie star.

In a viral flyer seen on Friday, the family said he will be laid to rest on Friday, August 18, in his birthplace of Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa in Imo State.

The flyer reads: “The Nwafor family of Ogwa, Imo State, cordially invites you as Our Superhero goes home. Obinna Nwafor Saint Obi, Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and son.

”The funeral service and interment will hold at Saint Obi’s family home, Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa, Imo State.”

Saint Obi died in Plateau State on May 8, 2023 at the age of 57 after battling a protracted ailment.

The movie star reportedly visited hospitals for treatment for several months before he passed on.

Saint Obi came onto the acting scene in 1996 after doing a commercial for Peugeot on NTA and went on to feature in more than 100 movies.

He was born Obinna Nwafor in 1965 in the Port Harcourt city of Rivers State. His parents later moved to Jos where he had his early education.

Saint Obi graduated from the University of Jos after studying theatre arts. The movie star was known by several nicknames like James Bond of Nollywood, Saint of the Moviedom etc.

He was known for his roles in Candle Light, Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Festival of Fire, State of Emergency, Executive Crime, and Last Party.

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