Good night, Nollywood great, Saint Obi

Saint Obi

A giant star has again fallen from the sky of the Nigerian movie industry as Nollywood great, Saint Obi, has passed on.
His passage has been marked by some intrigues as it has yet to be formally announced due to family protocols but it has become a reality that the country has lost the highly resourceful filmmaker.

He was one of the creatives who started Nollywood and nurtured it through the thick and thin to the global phenomenon it has become.

As ‘Ripples Nigeria’ notes, Saint Obi majored in Theatre Arts at the University of Jos
He came into the acting scene after doing a commercial for Peugeot on NTA in 1996.
In 2001, Saint Obi produced his first movie titled: Take Me to Maama, where he starred as Jerry alongside Ebi Sam, Rachel Oniga, Nse Abel and Enebeli Elebuwa.
He was also well known for his roles in “Candle Light,” “Goodbye Tomorrow,” “Heart of Gold,” and many other movies.
Saint Obi rose to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s when he captivated audiences with his powerful performances in films.
His charisma, acting prowess, and dedication to his craft solidified his status as one of Nollywood’s leading actors during that era.
Beyond his acting career, Saint Obi made significant contributions to the industry as a film producer and director and helped to shape the Nollywood landscape.
Though he had stepped back from acting in recent years, his impact on the Nigerian film industry will remain indelible.

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