Nollywood Mourns the Death of Mr Ibu at 62

Mr Ibu
Mr Ibu Dies at age 62

Nollywood is in mourning following the passing of renowned actor John Okafor, affectionately known as Mr Ibu.

Mr Ibu is dead
Mr Ibu

The 62-year-old actor, who had captivated audiences with his comedic prowess, succumbed to cardiac arrest on Saturday, March 2, at Evercare Hospital in Lekki.

Mr Ibu had battled illness since October 2023, and his health had been a cause for concern within the industry.

Tragically, his condition deteriorated, culminating in his passing. Last year, he underwent the amputation of his leg due to health complications, further highlighting the challenges he faced.

Emeka Rollas, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, expressed deep sorrow at the loss, confirming Mr Ibu’s passing. The news sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment world, with tributes pouring in from fellow actors, fans, and colleagues.

Mr Ibu died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, March 2, at Evercare Hospital in Lekki
Mr. Ibu

John Okafor’s legacy as Mr Ibu will forever be cherished in Nollywood and beyond. His unique talent brought joy and laughter to countless audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

As the Nigerian film community mourns his loss, his memory will continue to inspire and uplift all who knew him.