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Tribute Night held in honour of Mr.Ibu ahead of Final Funeral Rites

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• The family of the late Nollywood actor, John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, has officially announced the date for his burial.

• The actor, known for his comedic roles in Nigerian films, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Amuri, Enugu State.

Late John Okafor’s Wife, Stella Maris Okafor

A touching tribute event was organized on Wednesday in Enugu State to honor the of the late Nollywood legend, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu.

Personalities such as Charles Anwurum and Victor Osuagwu gathered to pay their respects in a atmosphere filled with colleagues, friends, and family.

Veteran Nigerian Comedian & Actor, Victor Osuagwu

In their reflections, they celebrated Mr. Ibu’s influential career and the incomparable charisma he brought to the screen Mr. Ibu’s wife also spoke about the obstacles they overcame during his health struggles.

I am devastated that my husband is not here with me. Despite all the efforts and hardships we endured to save his life, I am feeling very unhappy,” she expressed. “I’m lost for words. It is heart-wrenching to witness my husband in tears, questioning if this is really happening to him. I was by his side in the hospital, watching him cry and struggle, she shared.

Veteran Nigerian Actor & Comedian,Charles Anwurum

The Actors Guild of Nigeria also paid homage to Mr. Ibu’s unique character, acknowledging his exceptional contributions to the industry and the happiness he brought to countless individuals.


Mr. Ibu’s funeral is scheduled for Friday, June 28th, marking three months since his passing. His will be deeply missed in the Nollywood and by his fans, who are keeping his legacy alive through the joy and laughter he brought to many.

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