Mr Ibu: Nollywood Actor John Okafor Dies in Lagos, Nigeria

John Okafor, who was known by his stage name Mr Ibu, passed away on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria. He was 62 years old.

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Mr Ibu was a beloved Nollywood actor known for his comedic roles in numerous films and skits. According to his manager, he passed away from cardiac arrest after battling health complications for several months, which included the amputation of one of his legs in October 2023. His death has been met with sadness and tributes from fans and colleagues across the Nigerian film industry.

Who Was John Okafor?

John Okafor, more widely known by his stage name Mr. Ibu, was a prominent Nigerian actor and comedian. He enjoyed a prolific career in the Nollywood film industry, appearing in over 200 films.

Here’s a summary of his life and career:

  • Born: October 17, 1961, in Nkanu West, Nigeria
  • Died: March 2, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria (aged 62)
  • Known for: Comedic roles, particularly in the “Mr. Ibu” film series
  • Other notable films: Mr. Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), Keziah (2007)

Mr. Ibu was a household name in Nigeria, bringing laughter to audiences for decades. He was known for his comedic timing, unique facial expressions, and ability to portray relatable characters.

It’s important to note that some of Mr. Ibu’s past comments regarding homosexuality have been widely criticized. While his artistic contributions are undeniable, it’s important to maintain a nuanced understanding of public figures and separate their artistic work from their personal views.

When Did John Okafor Die?

John Okafor, known by his stage name Mr Ibu, very recently passed away on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024.

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