Saint Obi Biography — Obinna Nwafor AKA Saint Obi (born November 16, 1965) is a Nigerian veteran and legendary actor, filmed maker and businessman.
Here is all you need to know about Saint Obi biography, cause of death, age, burial, state of origin, family and movies.
Saint Obi Bio & Profile
Real Name: Obinna Nwafor
Stage Name: Saint Obi
Place Of Birth: Jo’s, Plateau State
Date of Birth: November 16, 1965
Age: 57 years
Death: May 7, 2023
State of Origin: Imo State
Saint Obi Biography
Born on 16 November 1965, Obi manna Nwafor also known as Saint Obi is one of the legendary pioneers of the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood.
He hails from Okpa in Mbaitolo Local government of Imo State but was born in Jos Plateau State. He is the only son in the family of 9 children.
Saint Obi 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 came on to the film industry in the 1960’s. He featured in numerous movies including Candle Light, Sakobi, Executive Crime and Last Party. He is regarded as one of the leading actors during his careers.
State of Origin
Veteran actor Saint Obi us an indigene of Imo State, Nigeria. He is from Okpa, Mbaitolo Local Government area, Imo State and is Igbo by tribe.
Saint Obi Wife
Nigerian actor Saint Obi is married to Lydia Saint Nwafor. The couple are blessed with many beautiful kids.
Saint Obi joined Nollywood in 1995 but became famous in 1996 after starring in the popular NTA commercial series.
Since then, he has featured in more than 250 movies including Heart of Gold, Executive Crime, State of Emergency, War Front, and The President Must Not Die.
As a movie producer, Saint Obi produced his first movie titled “Take Me to Mama” in 2001, where he starred as Jerry, alongside with Ebi Sam.
Saint Obi Death
On May 16, the death of actor Saint Obi was announced. According to sources, the actor died on May 6 in Jos, Plateau State.
Since last month, Saint Obi was reportedly suffering from an undisclosed illness. During the time of his death, Saint Obi was a film producer and director.