Saint Obi’s Family Responds to Zik Zulu Okafor’s Allegations

Written by on May 19, 2023

Saint Obi’s Family Responds to Zik Zulu Okafor’s Allegations

Saint Obi's Family Responds to Zik Zulu Okafor's Allegations

Saint Obi’s Family Responds to Zik Zulu Okafor’s Allegations

The family of the late Nollywood actor, Saint Obi, has recently released a statement in response to the allegations made by Zik Zulu Okafor. Okafor, who claimed to be a close friend of the deceased actor, wrote an article that portrayed Obi’s wife and extended family in a negative light. However, the actor’s sisters have come forward to clarify the situation and denounce the false accusations. Let’s delve into the details.

Setting the Record Straight: In the wake of Saint Obi’s passing, Zik Zulu Okafor published an article that contained damning allegations against the actor’s wife and extended family. According to the article, Obi had allegedly endured constant harassment from his wife’s siblings, leading to the dissolution of their marriage and a decline in his health. However, the family of the late actor has categorically denied these claims.

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Ugoeze Edith Chinyere Obichuku and Freda Nwachukwu, the two elder sisters from Saint Obi’s Family, issued a press release on behalf of the Nwafor Family. They expressed their disappointment and refuted the allegations made by Okafor. The sisters clarified that the article was both inaccurate and defamatory, stressing that it did not accurately portray Lynda, Obi’s wife, whom they know and relate to on a personal level.

Denouncing False Accusations: Saint Obi’s Family firmly distanced themselves from the content of the article and asserted that it was written without consultation or consent from any member of the family. They emphasized that the views and allegations expressed in the article were solely the opinion of the writer, Zik Zulu Okafor. They described the claims as false, malicious, and insensitive towards Lynda, the children, and the entire family left behind by Saint Obi.

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In their press release, the sisters stated, “Saint Obi’s 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.”

Respecting Privacy and Funeral Rites: During this challenging time, Saint Obi’s Family appealed for privacy and understanding from the public. They acknowledged the condolences and support received from friends, fans, and well-wishers but requested that the family’s privacy be respected. Emphasized that this is a mourning period for the family, and they are currently focusing on grieving the loss of their beloved brother. They also mentioned that details regarding the funeral rites will be communicated to the public at a later date.

Remembering Saint Obi’s Legacy: Saint Obi, born Obinna Nwafor, was an iconic figure in the Nollywood industry. Throughout his prolific career, he appeared in over 100 movies, leaving an indelible mark on Nigerian cinema. His memorable performances in films such as “Sakobi: The Snake Girl,” “Festival of Fire,” and “State of Emergency” endeared him to audiences across the country.

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The passing of Saint Obi, at the age of 57, marked a significant loss for the Nollywood community. He battled a prolonged illness, and on May 6, 2023, he peacefully passed away at his sister’s home in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

The response from Saint Obi’s family sheds light on the allegations made by Zik Zulu Okafor, categorically denying their validity

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