John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. He is popular for movies like 9 Wives and Police Recruit.
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Full Names: John Ikechukwu Okafor
Other Names: Mr. Ibu
Date of birth: October 17, 1961
Age: 62 years
Spouse: Stella Maris Okafor
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Mr. Ibu Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Entertainment Career
Born on the 17th of October, 1961, John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, is a Nigerian actor and comedian.
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. 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.
John Okafor began his journey in the Nigerian movie industry in 1998. Initially facing challenges in securing significant roles to showcase his talent, he later gained prominence in 2004 for his exceptional role in the blockbuster comic movie “Mr. Ibu,” where he portrayed the father of a mischievous son, with Osita Iheme playing the son’s role.
The movie became a national sensation and earned him the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria in 2005. Mr. Ibu has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies, including iconic titles like “Mr Ibu in London,” “Police Recruit,” “Ibu in Prison,” and “Keziah”.
John Okafor is happily married to Stella Maris Okafor, and they have children together. In 2022, he revealed that he was suffering from an ailment that threatened to amputate one of his legs. He appealed to his fans and the public for prayers and financial assistance to cover his medical bills.
John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu, is a renowned Nigerian actor and comedian. He has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with his exceptional talent in comedy and his ability to bring humor to audiences with his distinctive expressions and imbecilic roles in the Nigerian comic movie industry.
Despite his rough childhood, he has become one of Nigeria’s most talented and highly paid comic actors. He has won several awards and is a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
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