Nigerian Veteran Actor John Okafor Is Dead

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu has reportedly died at the age of 62 after prolonged battle with ailment.

Akelicious quoted multiple sources close to Mr. Ibu as saying that the veteran actor and comedian passed away at Evercare hospital.

The actor is trending on X, with many fans mourning his demise.

In October 2023, the actor revealed that he was suffering from an ailment that threatened to amputate one of his legs. He said he was struck by the problem while on a movie set with other Nollywood actors and actresses.

Mr. Ibu had appealed to his fans and the public for prayers and financial assistance to cover his medical bills. He also shared a video of himself lying in a hospital bed, expressing his fear of losing his leg.

Mr. Ibu had acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies including Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu 2 (2005), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr.Ibu in London (2005), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).

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