The Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood was last week thrown into mourning after the loss of one of its veteran actors, Samuel Obiago to the cold arms of death. The talented actor died in the early hours of Thursday 23rd December 2021 that is three days to Christmas.
According to information we gathered, it was reported that the talented actor suffered from a stroke for some time now, which has been managed, but sadly he died in the early hours of 2am on Thursday 23rd December 2021. The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Emeka Rollas confirmed the news of his death on Thursday when he said the Iroko has fallen.
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.
Sam Obiago is a famous Nollywood actor, producer and a television personality. He acts mostly as a king, title chief, elder, father and uncle in epic, action, tragic and glamour movies alongside with Zubby Michael, Ken Erics, Regina Daniels, Yul Edochie, Chika Ike, Destiny Etiko, Chizzy Alichi, Rachael Okonkwo and a host of other top Nollywood celebrities. He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well, and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.
Sam Obiago was born and bred in Kaduna State in the northern part of Nigeria. He completed his primary school education in Asaba, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After which he relocated to Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria for his secondary school education and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Sam Obiago proceeded to Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu and obtained a Diploma in Mass Communication. After which he proceeded to Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication. He has been described as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria and also one of the most talented actors in Nigeria.
Sam Obiago is originally from Asaba Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2013 and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movie. He rose to prominence after acting in several Nollywood blockbuster movies. He always features as a king, traditional ruler, traditional prime minister, title chief, elder, husband, father and father in-law in several Nollywood movies.
Sam Obiago in the cause of his acting career has starred in more than 100 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include The Love of a Father and Daughter, My Decision, The Ashawo Maid, Magic Dragon, When a Beautiful Girl Loves a Kitchen Boy, Village Runs, Jealousy a Poison to the Heart, and many more. He is always known for starring in epic traditional movies as a king, traditional prime minister and titled chief alongside with several Nollywood celebrities.
Sam Obiago has been described as one of the fastest rising Nollywood actor in Nigeria who has carved a niche for himself in the make-belief industry and currently trending as one of the best outspoken actor in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. Aside from acting, Sam Obiago is also a movie producer and has produced quite a number of movies. Some of the movies he has produced include Village Runs, Jealousy a Poison to the Heart, The Love of a Father and Daughter and many more. Sam Obiago is currently married with lovely kids.
Sam Obiago in the cause of his career as an actor has been nominated for few awards. Some of the awards he has been nominated for include Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Best Actor in Drama at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best New Act to Watch at the Best of Nollywood Awards. He has also received an industry merit award for best actor in traditional epic movies at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Before joining the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood, Sam Obiago had a successful banking career with Ecobank Nigeria from 1991 to 2001, Ecobank Transnational Incorporation from 2001 to 2005, Banquet Atlantique (Barclay’s Bank) from 2005 to 2007, Access Pan Africa (Access Bank) from 2007 to 2009 and Success Finance Ivory Coast from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, he established his own company Fincraft Sarl and is currently the CEO of the company from 2011 till date. In 2012, he became an investment consultant and a film maker. He is currently the CEO of Fyntrans Limited, film makers and investment consultants. He speaks Bilingual (French and English). His recently produced the film titled Grievous Oath.
Sam Obiago currently has an estimated net worth of over $900,000, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Sam Obiago is also considered as one of the best box office grossing actor. Sam Obiago is also considered as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actors in Nigeria. Sam Obiago is indeed a great character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.
Unfortunately, Sam Obiago is dead. He died in the early hours of Thursday 23rd December 2021 that is three days to Christmas. According to information we gathered, it was reported that the talented actor suffered from a stroke for some time now, which has been managed. But unluckily, he died at the early hours of Thursday 23rd December 2021. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
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