Nollywood Legendary actor John Okafor (Mr Ibu) passed Away

Late John Ikechukwu Okafor, famously known as "Mr Ibu,"

Nollywood Legendary actor John Okafor (Mr Ibu) passed Away

A renowned Nollywood legend and comedian John Ikechukwu Okafor also known as Mr Ibu has passed away at aged 62 years.

In a statement that had gone viral, the Nollywood icon and beloved comedian John Ikechukwu Okafor, famously known as “Mr Ibu,” has reportedly breathed his last at the age of 62.

Late John Ikechukwu Okafor, famously known as "Mr Ibu,"
Late John Ikechukwu Okafor, famously known as “Mr Ibu,”

The news of his demise comes after a prolonged battle with severe health complications, marking the end of an era in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

As Nigerians mourns the loss of a cinematic legend, the timing of Mr Ibu’s death coincides with the birthday of under-fire Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Mr Ibu’s passing serves as a somber reminder of life’s unpredictable twists and turns.

Speaking further, the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas Ejezie, announced that Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday at Evercare hospital, Lekki, according to his manager for 24 years Mr Don Single Nwuzor.

Following the news of his demise, the outpouring of grief and condolences from fans have continued to emphasize the profound impact of Mr Ibu’s passing.

Mr Ibu had battled with severe health issues before his demise

Before the news of his heartbreaking demise, Mr Ibu had reportedly undergone seven successful surgeries, including an amputation of one of his legs.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr Ibu graced the silver screen with his unparalleled comedic acting and infectious charisma, becoming a household name to audiences in Nigeria and beyond.

With over 200 Nollywood movies to his credit, including iconic titles such as “Mr. Ibu,” “Mr. Ibu 2,” and “Mr. Ibu in London,” he carved a niche for himself as one of Nigeria’s most beloved entertainers.

His comedic genius knew no bounds, as evidenced by his unforgettable performances in cult classics like “PAW PAW BARCELONA VS MR. IBU CHELSEA,” a testament to his unwavering loyalty to Premier League club Chelsea.

Mr Ibu in the scene of a comedy movie

In a nod to his fandom, Mr Ibu revealed that he even named his only biological daughter “Chelsea,” in a 2017 interview, underscoring his deep-rooted passion for the West London club.

Mr Ibu also disclosed that he named his house after the club’s home ground, Stamford Bridge.

He said:

“I love Chelsea with all my blood. My wife gave birth to a [baby] girl outside the country. Even before I saw my baby, she already gave her [the name] Chelsea.

That is to tell you. in my house, my house is called Stamford Bridge.”

Late John Ikechukwu Okafor, famously known as "Mr Ibu,"
Late John Ikechukwu Okafor, famously known as “Mr Ibu,”

Mr Ibu death

The heartbreaking news reverberates across Nigeria and beyond, as fans, colleagues, and admirers pay tribute to the indelible mark Mr Ibu left on the entertainment landscape.

 

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