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Nollywood mourns veteran actor  Samuel Obiago

Dec 24, 2021, 1:21 PM | Article By: Adama Tine 


The Nollywood industry has lost one of its veteran actors, Samuel Obiago, to the cold arms of death. He was 61.

According to Premium Times, the talented actor died in the early hours of Thursday. 

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the news of his colleague’s death on Thursday.

“He suffered from a stroke for some time now, which has been managed, but sadly he died in the early hours of 2am today,” Rollas said.

The actor, who was popularly known as Daddy Sam by his colleagues, had a career in the banking sector before he quit banking for acting.

Background          

Obiago started acting in Nollywood movies in 2013 and has risen to be one of the star actors in the Nigerian movie industry.

He was Bilingual (French and English) and often played the role of Kings, fatherly roles in movies.

He often starred alongside the likes of Zubby Michael, Ken Erics, Regina Daniels, Yul Edochie, Chika Ike, Destiny Etiko, Chizzy Alichi and Rachael Okonkwo.

Some of his memorable movie roles include ‘The Love of a Father and Daughter’, ‘My Decision’, ‘The Ashawo Maid’, ‘Magic Dragon’ and ‘When a Beautiful Girl Loves a Kitchen Boy,’.

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