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Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu is dead

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Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu is dead

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, is dead.
He was said to have died on Saturday, March 2, 2024.
In October 2023, the veteran actor was reported ill and required financial assistance.
But in November 2023, Okafor’s family confirmed that one of his legs had been amputated to keep him alive.
His death has thrown Nollywood into mourning just a day after the passing of Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, known by his stage name – Sisi Quadri.
The amputation became necessary in view of an infection of the arteries at the ankle that was not detected early.


The death of the Nollywood actor has also been confirmed to newsmen by the family while his colleagues have joined in mourning the exit of the iconic thespian.
Among them is celebrated actress Mercy Johnson Okojie ejot wrote, ” It is well… Rest well sir…” while Ruth Kadiri wrote, “Sleep well Papa.”
Meanwhile, the Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has confirmed the passing of the actor.
Citing the deceased’s manager, the president of the Guild, Emeka Rollas via his social media handle, announced that the comedian died from cardiac arrest.


“Sad day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr lbu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager for 24 years Mr Don Single Nwuzor.
“I announce with deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didn’t make it. May his soul rest in peace,” Rollas wrote.

Author: Dr Funmi Beckley

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Abeokuta, Nigeria