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Mr. Ibu (John Okafor) Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Mr. Ibu|
|Real Name:||John Ikechukwu Okafor|
|Occupation:||Actor and Comedian|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||17 October 1961 (62) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Enugu State|
|Education:||Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu|
Mr. Ibu (John Okafor) Biography
Mr. Ibu, born John Okafor on October 17, 1961, is a veteran Nigerian actor and comedian from Umunekwu Village in Eziokwe, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, South East, Nigeria. Mr. Ibu is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most outstanding comic actors. His comedic acting is frequently defined by idiocy, amusing imbecility, and a stark separation from reality.
Mr. Ibu attended primary school in the community before moving on to Delta State for secondary school. He then attended the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) in Enugu to study Mass Communication.
The actor’s parents and their personal information are not made public, but according to reports, his father was murdered. The actor’s father revealed the identity of the person who poisoned him and five other family members after his death, in the same year, 1976.
Mr. Ibu’s childhood was difficult following his father’s death, which, according to him, left him and his family tenants in their own hometown when a storm wrecked their home.
The actor’s siblings are not known, though there’s a mention of him having a brother while growing up.
Mr. Ibu has thirteen children from various ladies. He and Stella Maris have three children, however he tragically lost his first son, Emmanuel Okafor, in awful circumstances.
According to John Okafor, his ex-wife kidnapped his wife and son and then released them when the actor paid the ransom. Unfortunately, his son died a year later under mysterious circumstances, and it was eventually determined that he had been poisoned.
Mr. Ibu divorced before marrying his current wife, Stella Marris. Their marriage ceremony took place in 2015.
Mr. Ibu is currently hospitalized and is seeking financial aid from Nigerians to pay his medical fees. Mr. Ibu made a financial help request from his hospital bed on Wednesday. The actor said in a video posted to his Instagram page that he has been sick for several weeks and has been hospitalized. Weakly, he stated that if he does not receive proper care, he risks having his leg amputated.
Okafor’s wife and daughter also appeared in the video, pleading with Nigerians to keep them in their prayers and offer financial aid if needed. His daughter stated that she has been paying the actor’s bills for as long as he has been sick. She also stated that the family would want that he be sent out of the country for further treatment.
In 2014, John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, signed a multi-million naira sponsorship agreement with MerryBet, followed by a multi-million naira endorsement deal with GOTV. He is said to be worth $2.2 million (N800 million).
Mr. Ibu is said to own four expensive cars. The BMW X6 is first on the list, having cost Mr. Ibu N28 million. The second is a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class that cost him N14 million. The Lexus LX 570, which costs N31.2 million, is the most expensive automobile in John Okafor’s garage.
Mr. Ibu reportedly lives in his home in Festac, Lagos, which is all that is known about his house.
Movies & TV Shows
He rose to prominence in 2004 after appearing in the smash film “Mr. Ibu,” which earned him the moniker “Mr. Ibu.” He co-starred in the film “Mr. Ibu” with Osita Iheme (Pawpaw). The film earned him the title of ‘Best Comic Actor in Nigeria’ at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In addition to Mr. Ibu, Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr. Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), and Keziah (2007), he has appeared in more than 200 NollyWood films.