Saint Obi, A Biography, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Obinna Nwafor (born November 16) popularly known as Saint Obi, is a Nigerianactorproducer and director.[1][2][3] Saint Obi is best known for his roles in Candle LightSakobiGoodbye TomorrowHeart of GoldFestival of FireExecutive Crime and Last Party. At the University of Jos, he studied Theatre Arts. Saint Obi came into the acting scene in 1996, after doing a commercial for Peugeot on NTA. He has starred in over 60 movies.[4] 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.

Saint Obi 5 things to know about the actor

In celebration of Saint Obi’s birthday, we take time to remember a few things about the veteran actor.


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Nollywood actor, producer, director and musician, Saint Obi, has been out of the limelight for a while now.

But, that doesn’t mean he has lost his die-hard fans! Today, November 16, 2016 is his birthday and in celebration of his day, let’s take time to remember a few things about the veteran actor.

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1. Although he has destroyed shrines, repaired roads and empowered youth, ‘Saint’ is not his real name!

Saint Obi’s real name is Obinna Nwafor.

2. Inspired by foreign movies as a child, Saint Obi always wanted to be an actor.

He went on to study Theatre Arts at the University of Jos, Plateau State and has since starred in over 60 movies.

3. In case you ever joked about NTA adverts, Saint Obi’s career kicked off in 1996 when he starred in a commercial for Peugeot on NTA.

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4. Saint Obi, took a break from acting and now owns a record label called Agwhyte which specialises in empowering young talents.

In fact, according to him, he started as a singer before his acting career kicked off.

5. You know all those movies that make you say “Ghen Ghen“? Those ones with thick blood and special gun sound effects? Those were the types of movies Saint Obi was a boss in.

He was even called the James Bond of Nollywood at some point in his career.

A few of the movies he starred in were titled: “Sleeping with the Enemy”, “Festival of Fire” and “State of Emergency” – he was definitely an action man.

Happy Birthday to the James Bond of Nollywood!


  1. Jump up^ “Saint Obi’s night of double treats”. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. Jump up^ “Saint Obi out with new awards”. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  3. Jump up^ “Nollywood Actor Saint Obi Reveals why he stopped acting!”. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “Over 500 million watch Nollywood, says Saint Obi”Vanguard. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
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