Family members of the late actor, Obinna Nwafor, also known as Saint Obi, have said they will miss his presence in their lives.
They spoke during his burial in his hometown of Mbaitoli Local Government Area, Imo State.
In videos posted by Azuh Arinze, the publisher of Yes! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, the deceased’s first son, Chidera, noted that his dad’s death had forced him to become a man.
Describing him as an ‘amazing actor who brought smiles to the faces of people’, he said, “Thank you for teaching me the way of life. I know you are watching over me. I have been forced to grow up into leadership. I will lead, dad. I will protect my mum and siblings, especially from the preying press, as you did while you were here. I will always love you, till we meet again.”
On her part, his wife, Linda said, “I believe our (she and Saint Obi) meeting was divinely orchestrated. You were highly domesticated. I miss you. I still don’t know how to feel. This should not have happened. It is very difficult to accept that you are gone, that my children will no longer have a father, and I will not hold your hulky frame again. My children and I pray for you daily. Your death has left us despondent. Losing you to the cold hands of death is my deepest sorrow. Nothing can heal the pain inside. I love you and always have.”
Obi’s only daughter, Nnemdi, said, “Dad, I just want you to know that I love you very much and I miss you. You will always be in my heart and I will always remember the fun times we shared. I wished you lived longer with us. You were a good actor. That is why I want to act and draw. I know you will not be here to watch me grow and do great things. Please watch over me, mummy and my brothers from heaven. I love you.”
The deceased’s sister, Nancy Jawfu, in whose arms the actor reportedly died in Jos, Plateau State, said, “Saint Obi longed to serve God again. He urged us (his siblings) to live in peace. He also forgave those who wronged him.”
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