The Veteran Nollywood Actor, John Okafor, who is better known as Mr Ibu, is dead.

The deceased’s fans had thronged the social media to mourn the demise of Mr Ibu who had suffered health challenges leading to amputation of his leg.

Notable Nollywood actor, John Okafor, who is better known as Mr Ibu, is dead.

Okafor reportedly died on Saturday, March 2, 2024 in a hospital.

His death has thrown the Nollywood into mourning coming just a day after the passing of Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, known by his stage name – Sisi Quadri.

Mr Ibu was reported to have been ill in October 2023, and needing financial assistance.

The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative, Hannatu Musa Musawa has described the passage, on Saturday, of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, as one death too many. Musawa stated this in a statement following the demise of the veteran actor on Saturday.

“His death at this time is very unfortunate and a sad one for us all in the entertainment industry. We will sorely miss him. May his soul rest In peace”, Musawa stated.

The Minister expressed deep sadness at the announcement of the death of renowned Nollywood actor who passed away in a hospital at the age of 62 after a protracted illness.

Musawa, who described the occurrence as “one death, too many” lamented that Okafor’s death came just 24 hours after another Nollywood comedian, Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji who is popularly known as Sisi Quadri passed away.

“I’m deeply shocked at too many deaths occurring at the same time. Mr Ibu was a household name who made families happy throughout his acting career.

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