“He was a damn good actor. Quite good,” those were Charles Novia’s words in describing the Late Muna Obiekwe, whose sudden death is still unbelievable and leaves a sore in so many people’s heart.
However, following the death of talented Obiekwe, several stories emerged on the internet attributing his lifestyle as the main cause of his death. Instead of celebrating the good works he left behind, people have chosen to publicize and paint a negative picture around the alleged excesses of this great actor. To address this and other concerns, Mr. Novia took to his blog to slam those who are not only circulating allegations that Muna Obiekwe’s death was a result of his excessive drinking and smoking but are also sharing the derogatory picture showing his last moments in a quite helpless state.
Read excerpts from CharlesNoviaDaily below:
On his excessive drinking being a cause of his death: “Other reports say that he was a heavy drinker of hard liquor and smoked a lot and there were assertions that these must have caused his health issues. There’s nothing much to say about that. Artistes generally imbibe in habits which act as a counterbalance to the demands of their jobs. How a man smokes and drinks should not be anyone’s worries. It is the self-moderation switch in the artiste which should be scrutinized when such happens rather than what he does in his leisure.
On the derogatory photos, Mr Novia said: “I find it personally distasteful that someone, and someone perhaps consumed by grief or tactlessness, could release the pictures of his last dying moments online. To prove what point? That he was really dead? That he indeed was in a coma before he died? It was the most dishonourable thing to his memory to show him sprawled on a car seat, unconscious. In these days of social media, where pictures never disappear, those final pictures are what would beused to remember him more than others.”
On his works living forever: “Muna was a damn good actor, really! And I do not think his death is a closing of the final curtains of his act.”