Veteran Nollywood actor Saint Obi who died some months ago has finally been buried.
KanyiDaily reported how Saint Obi died at the age of 57 after a prolonged illness on May 7, 2023, at his sibling’s house in Tudun Wada, Jos, Plateau State.
Two weeks ago, the late actor’s family announced his funeral arrangement, revealing that the burial ceremony will take place in their hometown, Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa, in Imo State.
On Friday, August 11, prominent figures in Nollywood dedicated their time to orchestrate a poignant candlelight service, as a heartfelt tribute to the departed actor.
This event, marked by a blend of solemnity and touching sentiments, unfolded in Lagos State. A procession commenced from Oriental Hotel and culminated at Civic Centre, situated on Ozumba Mbadiwe Street in Victoria Island.
Photos and videos that emerged captured the presence of renowned Nollywood figures including Segun Arinze, Ejike Asiegbu, Emeka Rollas, Victor Osiagwu, and numerous other distinguished personalities.
The burial ceremony in Imo State was witnessed by his friends, family members and fans.
KanyiDaily recalls that Saint Obi’s family had denied the allegations made by filmmaker, Zik Okafor that the actor’s death was caused by his ex-wife, Lynda Saint-Nwafor.
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