Nollywood actor, film producer, and director Obinna Nwafor, better known as Saint Obi, is dead.
The actor was said to have died on Sunday, May 7th, last week, in the home of one of his siblings in Jos, after a prolonged illness.
According to reports, the disagreement between his siblings is the reason why his death took almost a week to be made official.
Further details surrounding his death have been kept under wraps. The veteran was 57 years old and has three kids, whom he shares with his estranged wife, Linda Amobi.
The estranged couple were engaged in a bitter divorce custody battle before his untimely death.
The movie star came into prominence with his role in Zeb Eiro’s ‘Sakobi’ and was featured in over 100 movies.
He is also well known for his roles in Candle Light, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, etc.
Veteran actor Alafin Oro is dead
The news of his death comes hours after we reported that Yoruba actor Adedigba Mukail, known by his stage name Alafin Oro, had passed away.
Alafin Oro’s demise was announced in the early hours of Saturday morning by fellow actor Kunle Afod.
In a post on his Instagram page, Kunle Afod expressed his sadness at the loss of a great philosopher and icon with extensive knowledge of Yoruba culture.
“R.I.P Adedigba. We will surely miss you. We drank from your River of knowledge, we know how important you are, the sad news this morning really broke my heart @alafinoro1 sun re ooo,” Afod wrote on Instagram.
In another post, Afod said: “Another library is burnt down today. A great philosopher. An icon with so much Yoruba knowledge. A lover of God @alafinoro1. You departed this sinful world early hour of today. May your gentle soul rest in peace.”
Other Nollywood stars also took to social media to mourn Alafin Oro.
Saint Obi battles his wife in court over custody of their kids
Last year, Saint Obi battled his wife, Linda Amobi, over the custody of their three children.
It was reported that this came after a divorce suit was filed.
According to a lawsuit filed by the actor’s lawyers in Suit No. HCT/128/2019, the actor is alleging an attempt on his life by his estranged wife.
The ‘Glamour Girls’ actor joined his estranged wife’s brothers, Michael Amobi and Chukwumobi Amobi, in the same suit.
The 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 is also alleging that his estranged wife has allegedly ‘imprisoned’ their three children with the help of men from the police force.
He alleged they prevented him from seeing his children.
Also, according to sources, Ms. Amobi has allegedly “imprisoned” the children of the problematic marriage by hiring Mobile Police officers to protect them without the father’s permission, therefore preventing her ex-husband from access to their children.