Mr Ibu Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Age, Health Challenges, Net Worth, and everything you need to know about Mr Ibu.
John Ikechukwu Okafor, (born 17 October 1961) popularly known as Mr Ibu, is a Nigerian actor and comedian.
Name: John Ikechukwu Okafor
Also Known as: Mr Ibu
Born: 17 October 1961 (age 62)
State Of Origin: Enugu State
Education: Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu
Occupation(s): actor, comedian
Mr Ibu Biography
John Okafor, who is also known as Mr Ibu, hails from Nkanu West L.G.A., 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 Career
He 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).
Mr Ibu also ventured into music. He did music for a short period of time. On October 15, 2020 he released his songs titled This girl and Do you know.
Mr Ibu Health Challenges
In October 2023, John Okafor revealed that he was suffering from an ailment that threatened to amputate one of his legs. He said he was struck by the problem while on a movie set with other Nollywood actors and actresses. He appealed to his fans and the public for prayers and financial assistance to cover his medical bills. He also shared a video of himself lying in a hospital bed, expressing his fear of losing his leg.
According to the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation, which was established by the former senate president of Nigeria, it paid off Okafor’s entire medical expenses as of 18 October 2023. The foundation also stated that Okafor still required a lot of financial assistance to sustain him in the hospital and for his travel abroad for further treatment.
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