Mr Ibu

On Friday, June 28, 2024, in his hometown of Amuri, Enugu State, the late actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, who passed away on March 2, 2024, after battling ill health for some time, was laid to rest.

Family, friends, colleagues, and fans of the beloved actor showed their love and tributes during the ceremony.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, Nollywood stars and Rangers International Football Club played a novelty match as part of the burial rites.

The next day, the late actor’s coworkers, admirers, and family members paid their final respects in a candlelight parade.

On Thursday, June 27, in his hometown, a wake was subsequently conducted in his honour.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria honoured Mr. Ibu and two other actors who had passed away earlier this month with a candlelight service at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The actors were Amaechi Muonagor and Zulu Adigwe.

Actors Patience Ozokwor and Angela Okorie, as well as Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential contender for 2023, were in attendance.

Mr. Ibu had asked the public for financial support in October 2023. Later, he had more procedures, which finally resulted in the amputation of his legs.The late star had his leg amputated in November.

After seven successful surgeries, his family indicated that this was necessary to save his life because of his medical issues.

The seasoned Nollywood performer has appeared in almost 200 Nollywood films. His brief foray into music was another endeavour.

Two decades ago, Okafor gained notoriety for his role in the movie Mr. Ibu, which gave rise to his lifelong nickname.
It is still recognised as one of the greatest comedic roles ever played by a Nigerian actor.

He went on to appear in over 200 Nollywood productions, such as the Mr. Ibu sequels, Keziah, and 9 Wives.

Also Read; Family Explains Why Mr Ibu Had To Undergo Amputation For The Second Time

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