By Gbenga Bada
Nollywood actor, Rich Oganiru, has died weeks after his reports of his ill health surfaced online.
The Owerri- born actor died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 after being ill for months without funds to cater for his health.
Two weeks ago, a video of Rich Oganiru lying in his sick bed and begging for financial assistance surfaced online.
The video shared by one of his colleagues had the caption, “Please, everyone should reach out before he dies.”
Having featured in over 300 movies that include Queen of Hasso Rock, Wasted Effort, Pay Day, Lacrima, Stoneface in Love, Givers Never Lack, His Majesty, Yellow Fe Rich Odichinma Azu ver, My Destiny, Battle Of The Rich, Political Control, Touching Love, Total Control, and Last Confession as well as many others, Oganiru has been in the industry for over two decades.
In 2012, the Nollywood actor was arrested for allegedly killing his wife in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
According to reports, Oganiru was arrested following a petition by family and relations of his wife who claimed he poisoned her.
Oganiru maintained his innocence, stating he never killed his wealthy wife.
The controversy saw the actor’s career on a decline despite claiming innocence.
Oganiru, before his death, held the role of Corporate Marketing Consultant to the Abuja Chapter of AGN, an Evangelist with the Davidical Order Ministry.
He prided himself as one who discovered, developed, exposed, empowers and evangelise musicians, actors, and artistes to be relevant in their different churches with his non denominational outreach for the entertainment industry.