Sam Obiago was a Nigerian-born actor of Igbo origin best known for his king roles in Nollywood movies. Sam Obiago died on 23 December 2021. He was regarded as one of the finest Nigerian-Nollywood actor of his generation
Early Life and Career
Sam Obiago attended St. Gregory’s College, Lagos, Studied Mass Communications at IMT Enugu, obtained Masters degree in Business Administration at Federal University of Tech-nology Akure (FUTA).
He had a career in the banking sector before he made the big switch into Nollywood. He was the manageing director and CEO of FINcraft. He was famous for his roles as Kings in his movies.
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,’.
Others are ‘Village Runs’, ‘Jealousy a Poison to the Heart’, among many others.
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.
Sam Obiago has featured in the following Nollywood movies, Gifted, Tears Of A King, Woman Of Fire, Ghana Island, Royal Turning Point, Royal Appointment, Bargain, Combined Forces, Altar Of Love, Wishes, Ancient Love, Drunk Princess, The Missing Blood, Obed And Ruth, The Visitor, Osinachi, One Night Stand, Throne Of Fire, Ancient Key, Wicked Tradition, Tortured Heart, Royal Wreck, The King’s Decision, Blood Brothers, The Orbit, Strength Of Womanhood, Battle Of Kings, Royal Headache, Another Life, Game Of War, Jacob’s House, My Decision, Village Runs, Magic Dragon, The Love of Father and Daughter, A Poison to the Heart and Grievous Oath, among others.
Wife, Children and Family Life
Sam is married and has two handsome sons, Dilim Boluwatife Obiago and Shalom C Obiago who are studying at University of Pennsylvania.
He also has a twin sister
He shared a photo of his twin sister and his niece on his Instagram page and captioned it;
“Beautiful time with my twin sister and my niece, runs in the family……. Laughter all the way @mz_somnaji, @stellamarisnnaji”
Cause Of Death
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 23 December 2021.
” 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.
Sam Obiago’s net worth before his death is estimated to be around $270, 000 – $3 million.