Nollywood Comedian John Okafor, Mr. Ibu, Is Dead


One of Nigeria’s prolific comedians, John Ikechukwu Okafor, is dead.

He died at the age of 62 after complications arising from an ailment which led to the amputation of one of his legs.

The veteran comedian passed away at Evercare hospital.

Mr Ibu, born on October 17 1961, hailed from Nkanu West local government of Enugu State.

After elementary school, in 1974, Okafor moved to Sapele to stay with his brother, after his father’s demise. In Sapele, he did menial jobs so he could sponsor himself to school and support his family. He then worked as a hairstylist, ventured into photography and also worked in a company that produces crates.

After secondary school, he was admitted into the College of Education, Yola, but pulled out due to financial difficulties. He later enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu as soon as he was financially able to.

Mr Ibu has acted in more than 200 NollyWood movies including Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu 2 (2005), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr.Ibu in London (2005), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).


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