Ailing veteran Nollywood actor and producer, Obi Madubogwu, who has been battling acute diabetics foot ulcers, reportedly died this afternoon, Monday, August 28th. Obi Madubogwu became famous for his role in the blockbuster ‘Battle of Musanga’ where he played the lead role. Obi Madubogwu also stared in Mothers-in-Law (2004), Passion of My Blood (2007) and Passion of My Blood 2 (2007).
According to popular OAP, Enoh Ogbevire on Twitter;
Nollywood loses another actor Obi madubuogu (battle of musanga). May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen
Some months ago, the actor expressed his heartfelt thanks to Nigerians who helped him out financially, physically and spiritually.
Photo: Nollywood Actor Obi Madubogwu
He also urged them not to give up on him and but to assist him complete the final stage of his treatment which entailed flying him out to a US hospital. Plans were being made to fly him out to the United States for treatment, but sadly, he passed on this afternoon.
Recently the actor celebrated his birthday and some Nollywood stars like Don Pedro Aganbi (Lagos AGN Chairman), Prince Ifeanyi Dike, Jude Orhorha, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi, Dozie Eboh, Stanley Okoronkwo, Andy Chukwu and more went to visit him at the Federal Medical Centre in Ebute Metta, Lagos.
During the visit, Obi Madubogwu talked about his disappointment with a number of Nigerian stars that have forgotten him and are not picking his calls even though he had a hand in shaping their movie careers.
“I am truly thankful for the people who have been of help to me. But I am surprised at the behaviour of some of the stars whom I helped shape their film careers. Some have received cumulative acting fees from me running into tens of millions of Naira. I remember one who works with Governor Okorocha. I was the one who gave her the first movie role. I called her on the phone once and after that she refused to pick my call subsequently. Many Nollywood stars disappointed me at the point of need, avoiding my phone calls; but God has been great, giving me support from unfamiliar places”.
Obi Madubogwu attended Ogidi Boys High School in Ogidi Anambra State. His family will be taking his remains to his home state tomorrow, August 29, 2017.