Peter Obi Mourns Saint Obi, Murphy Afolabi

The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has mourned the deaths of Nollywood actors, Obinna Nwafor (Saint Obi) and Murphy Afolabi.

Peter Obi Mourns Saint Obi, Murphy Afolabi
Peter Obi Mourns Saint Obi, Murphy Afolabi

Saint Obi died last week in Jos, Plateau State but the news of his death filtered out at the weekend, while Murphy Afolabi died on Sunday in Lagos.

Taking to his verified Twitter handle on Monday, the former governor of Anambra State said both filmmakers contributed to the development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.

He wrote: “I just heard the sad news of the deaths of Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi and Murphy Afolabi, both Nigerian actors and filmmakers.

“Saint Obi and Afolabi were popular faces among the Nollywood circle and they created many fond memories with the perfect interpretation of their roles in movies. They contributed to building Nollywood and Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

“I condole with their immediate family, the Nollywood family, and the Actors Guild of Nigeria over this sad occurrence. May God comfort all who mourn them and grant them eternal rest. -PO.”

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