The burial rites for the late Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, have commenced in his hometown of Amuri, Nkanu West Local Government Area, Enugu State.

Mr. Ibu passed away in March 2024 in Lagos due to cardiac arrest, following complications from the amputation of one of his legs.

The Enugu-born actor rose to fame in 2004 with the movie “Mr Ibu,” alongside the late Ita Iheme. Throughout his career, he starred in over 200 Nollywood films, including notable titles such as ‘Mr Ibu,’ ‘Mr. Ibu and His Son,’ ‘Coffin Producers,’ ‘Husband Suppliers,’ ‘International Players,’ ‘Mr. Ibu in London,’ and ‘Police Recruit.’

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John Okafor was a graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State, and he passed away at the age of 62.