Saint Obi family speaks, disassociates self from Zulu Okafor’s article
The family of late Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor popularly known as Saint Obi has described the write-up authored by veteran actor and movie producer, Zik Zulu Okafor “as sad and most unfortunate.”
They stated that the article was neither written in consultation with any member of the family nor authored with their consent or authority. We totally disassociate ourselves from it.
In a statement jointly signed by Ugoeze Edith Chinyere Obichuku, Mrs Freda Nwachukwu, and his elder sister in Jos, they noted that the accompanying negative commentary in social and other media portraying his widow in an unfair and most defamatory manner is in no way, shape or form an accurate portrayal of the Lynda that they know and relate with.
Recall that the movie producer in an article narrated how Saint Obi’s marriage took him away from his friends and acting.
Okafor, who is also a former President of the Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria revealed that the actor’s wife was a top executive in a telecommunication company and her family always saw him as a “gold digger” who was after their sister’s wealth.
However, the family debunked this claim, saying that the views and allegations are entirely the opinions of the writer.
The family concluded by saying the funeral rites will be communicated to the public in due course.
Here is the full text of the released statement
“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 perfect peace. Amen. Signed,
Ugoeze Edith Chinyere Obichuku Mrs. Freda Nwachukwu Eldest Sister (Texas, U.S.A) Elder Sister (Jos, Nigeria)
“For: The Nwafor Family of Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi, Ogwa, Mbatoli L.G.A, Imo State”