– Late Nollywood actor Obi Madubogwu’s widow, Obianuju, speaks on the last gift her husband bought for her – She reveals this during the service of songs held for her husband in Lagos by Nollywood actors – They were married for 16 years and had three daughters together – The late actor died on August 28, 2017 from diabetes complications The wife of late Nollywood actor, Obi Madubogwu recently spoke about the last moments she had with her late husband during a Service of Songs and candlelight procession held in honour of the late actor. The service of songs was a solemn period as the celebrities all dressed in black outfits took turns to extol the virtues of the late actor who was best known for his role as King Musanga in the 1996 epic film Battle of Musanga. Obi’s wife, Obianuju, who spoke after the event, described the actor’s death as a rude shock.
She added that: “I didn’t see it coming when I rushed him to the hospital on that fateful day. But in everything, he would always tell me to be strong and strive to be a voice to the voiceless.” Relieving the last gift she got from her late husband she said it was a bottle of coconut water. “He bought it when he went out after his auditioning.” Speaking further on the kind of man she was married to, she said: “While he was alive, there was never a day he didn’t take me out for the 16 years I have been married to him. He always buys me isi ewu or catfish, whenever he had money.” Speaking on her husband of 16 years and father of her three daughters, Obianuju described her late husband as a man of peace.
“He loved to associate with people no matter the level. And that’s what he has passed on to me. He wants me to continue from where he stopped.” On what she would miss about her late husband, she said it’s his jokes and quarreling. The lawyer wife of the late actor said, her late husband’s desire is that she continues from where he stopped. She said Obi had established the Saving Lives African Diabetes Foundation in 2009, to raise awareness on diabetes. She claimed he would always tell her that he wants her to take it to the next level. “He knew that diabetes is not a death sentence and he wants me to take the message to the world, especially to those living in the rural areas” Obianuju had met her late husband on her birthday and knowing fully well that it will be tough without him by her side to raise their three children and carry on with his project has faith that with the help of her family and her husband’s plus his friends she will forge ahead with life. NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Madubuogwu died from complications that came up due to diabetes, a health challenged he had lived with for several years, at the age of 47 on August 28, 2017. He will be buried in his hometown, Ogidi, Anambra state, on Friday, November 10.