R.I.P Mr.Ibu

Popular Nollywood  Actor John Okafor commonly known as Mr Ibu Is Dead.
According to sources close to family, the Actor died on Saturday evening while undergoing treatment at Evercare hospital.
He had been hospitalized and was later moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Evercare Hospital, Lekki.
Until his demise, he was was a Nigerian actor and comedian.

Born 17 October 1961 in Enugu State, of Nigeria.

According to Wikipedia, 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.
He had 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 15 October 2020 he released his songs titled This girl and Do you know.

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.

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.

In November 2023, Okafor underwent a leg amputation after suffering from an illness that required seven surgeries.

His family said the amputation was done to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery.

However, his health conditions worsened and he died on 2 March 2024.

famousnakuru.co.ke condoles with family, friends and relatives of the veteran actor and the entire Nollywood family.

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