Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD has penned a warming note to mourn one of his closest pals, Saint Obi.
His death was announced on Saturday, May 13.
Glamtush reported that Obi Nwafor known in the movie industry as Saint Obi died on Sunday, May 7, in the home of one of his siblings who resides in Jos.
According to reports, the death of the actor who died after a prolonged illness was kept under wraps because of the reported disagremment between his siblings.
The veteran was aged 57 years and has three kids who he shares with his estranged wife, Linda Amobi. The estranged couple were engaged in a bitter divorce custody battle before his untimely death.
Sharing a photo of Saint Obi on Instagram, RMD recounts the heartwarming moment he recomended the deceased to one of his other friends, Zeb Ejiro, who did more productions than anyeone else.
He claimed that the death of his dear friend came as a shock to him and he is still in denial of the saddening news.
Richard Mofe Damijo wrote,
I recall being at an event in abuja some years ago and we were just catching up and he says to me “bros you nor remember say na you start me on this my journey?” And I was like ‘no way’ and he went on to narrate and he had come to me in the 90s for help and get into the movie industry and I had said I wasn’t doing any film then but I could send him to a friend and brother who did more productions than anyone else at the time and that brother and friend was Zeb EJIRO. I wrote behind my card and off he went and became a big star. The interesting thing then was that Zeb loved him so much he told me I had given him a natural replacement for me in the movies…
Then a few days ago Zik Zulu called and usually when he calls it’s something important. He gave the news of St Obi’s demise. We were both in denial and promised each other to find out more details. Then the news hit me again yesterday… even now it’s still difficult to believe.
Rest in power my brother. My prayers are with the family you’ve left behind. May God give them and us all the fortitude to bear your sudden departure.”