After a protracted illness, famous Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, died on Saturday.

After becoming sick in October 2023, Mr. Ibu had one of his legs amputated to preserve his life.

An infection of the ankle’s arteries that was not discovered in time necessitated the amputation.

The well-known Nollywood actor died of heart collapse after the amputation.

Eleven things about Mr. Ibu are listed below.

  1. John Ikechukwu Okafor was born on October 17, 1961.
  2. He was a comedian and actor from Nigeria.
  3. The comedic actor first gained popularity in 2004 when he starred alongside Osita Iheme in the film “Mr. Ibu.”
  4. Okafor performed in over 200 Nollywood films, such as Police Recruit, Mr. Ibu in London, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, Mr. Ibu and His Son, and many more.
  5. The veteran made his music debut on October 15, 2020, with the releases of the singles “This Girl” and “Do You Know.”
  6. In 2012, Mr. Ibu demanded that homosexuality be eradicated from Nollywood, comparing it to a virus.
  7. He received his diploma from the Enugu State Institute of Management and Technology.
  8. He was sixty-two years old when he died.
  9. In October 2023, Mr. Ibu became sick and asked Nigerians for money to pay for his medical care.
  10. To ensure his survival, one of his legs was amputated in November 2023.
  11. Mr. Ibu died due to a cardiac arrest on March 2, 2024 at Evercare Hospital in Lagos State.

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at Evercare Hospital in Lagos State