Monday, April 15, 2024

Nollywood Actor Mr Ibu Is Dead

Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, is dead.

Mr Ibu, 62, died on Saturday, March 2, 2024 of cardiac arrest after he had a relapse about a week ago and was rushed to the Lagos-based hospital.

A close associate of the family confirmed that the ace actor died on Saturday afternoon after he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Evercare Hospital, Lekki.

Last year, the actor underwent surgery to remove one of his legs after soliciting soliciting help and prayers from fans.

Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the actor’s death.

Meanwhile, celebrities and colleagues of the Nollywood veteran have mourned Mr. Ibu in various social media posts.


Mercy Johnson Okojie wrote, “It is well… Rest well sir…”

Ruth Kadiri wrote, “Sleep well Papa.”

Mr Ibu’s death followed the passing of his colleague, Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, popularly known as Sisi Quadri, who died on Friday and was buried on Saturday in his hometown, Iwo, in Osun State.

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