The burial arrangements for deceased Nollywood legend Saint Obi were made public on Thursday, August 3.
According to a flier that GISTLOVER was able to procure, the actor’s family has chosen August 18 as the day for his burial.
The event will take place in their hometown of Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa, 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:
This is coming months after Saint Obi’s family took to social media to address the narrative surrounding the late actor’s death.
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
“We ask that the family’s privacy be respected”- Late Saint Obi’s family heaps praises on his wife
In other news Claims that the late Saint Obi, a veteran actor, suffered in his marriage have been refuted by the actor’s family.
They voiced their opinions about the actor, which they also termed as terrible and extremely tragic, and they criticized the article by Zik Zulu Okafor as being untrue, malicious, and insensitive.
They claimed that Zik Zulu never sought the counsel of any family members or obtained their consent or authorization, and as a result, they are cutting off their ties to it’s contents.
His family went on to heap praise on his ex-wife, describing her as the complete reverse of how the story presented her.
His relatives agreed to provide updates on the plans for his funeral.
Read press statement below,“RE: DEMISE OF SAINT OBI (MR OBINNA NWAFOR)
Our attention has been drawn to the publication by one Mr Zik Zulu Okafor concerning the death of our son, Mr Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, and the accompanying negative commentary in social and other media portraying his widow in an unfair and most defamatory manner. This is in no way, shape or form an accurate portrayal of the Lynda that we know and relate with.
The Nwafor family also views the said article by Mr Okafor as sad and most unfortunate. It was neither written in consultation with any member of the family nor authored with our consent or authority. We totally disassociate ourselves from it.
The views and allegations contained therein are entirely the opinion of the writer. They are false, malicious, and insensitive to the wife, children, and entire family he left behind.
This is a mourning period for the family, and while we appreciate the condolences of friends, fans, and well-wishers. We ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this time.
The funeral rites will be communicated to the public in due course.
May the soul of our dearly beloved brother, son, father, and husband. Rest in peace. Amen”.