On Thursday, August 3, the relatives of the deceased Nollywood icon, Saint Obi, disclosed information about his funeral event.
As mentioned in a flyer cited by WITHIN NIGERIA, the actor’s family has set August 18 as the date for the burial.
The ceremony will be held in their hometown, Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa, in Imo state.
The statement on the flyer read:
”The Nwafor family of Ogwa, Imo State, cordially invites you as, Our Superhero goes home Obinna Nwafor Saint Obi, Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and son.
The Furnal service and interment will hold at the Saint Obi’s family home, Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa, Imo State.”
See the flyer containing details of Obi’s burial arrangements below:
Burial Date: Late Nollywood Actor Saint Obi Family has officially released the date for burial of the deceased Film legend. He is set to be buried on August 18th, 2023. pic.twitter.com/em5jddGvA9
— Ikenna Kenneth Ulasi (@IkennaUlasi) August 4, 2023
This is coming months after Saint Obi’s family took to social media to address the narrative surrounding the late actor’s death.
In a statement to a blogger, Saint Obi’s family has debunked claims that his friends didn’t show up for his children’s naming ceremony or child dedication.
In the photos shared, veteran actors Segun Arinze, Kate Henshaw and Stephanie Linus were seen with the actor and one of his three children as a baby.
The statement is meant to cancel the claim that Obi shut out his colleagues shortly after he got married.
The talented thespian passed away at the age of 57 on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in Jos, Plateau State.
Saint Obi married Chief Enterprise business officer at MTN Nigeria PLC, Lydia Saint Nwafor, in 2006 and had three children, two boys and a girl together.