Last week, the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, was thrown into mourning as one of its senior performers, Samuel Obiago, succumbed to death.
Three days before Christmas, the great actor died in the early hours of Thursday, December 23rd, 2021.
In the course of his acting career, Sam Obiago has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films. 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 others are among the films in which he has appeared. He is most recognized for his roles as a king, traditional prime minister, and titled chief in epic traditional films alongside other Nollywood actors.
Sam Obiago has been characterized as one of Nigeria’s fastest emerging Nollywood actors, carving a space for himself in the make-believe profession and is trending as one of the best outspoken actors in the Nigerian film industry.
In the course of his acting career, Sam Obiago has been nominated for a few accolades. Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Best Actor in Drama at the Africa Movie Academy Honors, and Best New Act to Watch at the Best of Nollywood Awards are just a few of the awards he’s been nominated for. At the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, he also won an industry merit award for best actor in traditional epic films.
Sam Obiago had a successful banking career before joining the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood, with Ecobank Nigeria from 1991 to 2001, Ecobank Transnational Incorporation from 2001 to 2005, Banquet Atlantique (Barclay’s Bank) from 2005 to 2007, and Access Pan Africa from 2007 to 2009.