Movie producer Zik Zulu Okafor has narrated how veteran actor Saint Obi’s marriage took him away from his acting career and from his friends.
In an article dedicated to the late film producer, he discussed his turbulent marital life and how his wife was in charge of the marriage.
According to him, his wife, who was a top executive at a telecommunications company, and her siblings saw him as a ‘gold digger’.
He alleged that Obi was always harassed by his wife’s siblings, especially her brothers, which eventually led to the end of the marriage.
Zik disclosed that Saint Obi’s health deteriorated midway through last year before his death.
“Their marriage was at best a dramatization of love. It was quick. He barely told us that he found a wife. Then, the marriage happened. It was something of a mystique, only those involved understood the histrionics that played out. None of us who were his closest pals, who walked with him through the crucible to the crest of his career in Nollywood, was invited. The distance between us and the guy I admirably called Saint of the Storm had begun. This gulf would widen with each year. We saw him perhaps once a year after this marriage.
And life actually seemed to have given him a fair shake of the dice. He dressed well, drove big cars, and even his skin, in literal lingo, spelt wellness.
But more tragic is the fact that his marriage did not only take away Obinna from his friends, it took him away from Nollywood. Saint stopped acting, absconded from his career and perhaps his calling”.
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 accessing their children.