Mr Ibu Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements And Cause Of Death

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John Ikechukwu Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, is a Nigerian actor, producer, writer, and comedian.

He was born on October 17, 1961 in Enugu State. As of 2024, Mr Ibu is 62 years old.

Mr Ibu died on the 02/03/2024.

The seasoned actor is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most talented comic actors.

His ability to transmit humour through a hilarious expression and impersonate imbecility provided him an advantage in the Nigerian comedic film business.


Mr. Ibu was enrolled in the College of Education in Yola after completing secondary school, but he dropped out owing to financial difficulties.

He later enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu to pursue a degree


John Okafor joined the Nigerian film industry in 1998 but was unable to secure lucrative parts because producers were unwilling to give him the opportunity to display his ability in significant movies.

He rose to notoriety in 2004 with his performance in the hit comedic movie “Mr. Ibu.” He portrayed the father of a troubled son. Osita Iheme took on the role of the son.

The team created an exceedingly funny film that was widely distributed across the country and was recognised as the greatest comedy project at the time.

His performance in the film earned him the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria in 2005.

He also got the nickname “Mr Ibu” from the movie.

Okafor has appeared in more than 200 Nollywood films, including Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr. Ibu in London, Police Recruit, 9 Wives, Ibu in Prison, and Keziah.

The veteran actor is also considered one of Nigeria’s most prominent actors.


John Okafor married with children.

Net worth

Mr Ibu’s net worth is estimated at $4.5 million. However. Gistlover cannot independently verify this


-Mr Ibu in London

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-James & John

Dollars from Germany



Fresh Pain

Civil War



Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us



Police Recruit


The Album

The Eve

London Fever

Price of Deceit

Honeymoon Guys


Ibu in Sierra Leone

Oga Abuja

Gold in Fire

Secret Past

Open & Close


Most Wanted Kidnappers

Yahoozee Prophets

The Tusk of Life

Mental Case

Desperate Search

Bafana Bafana


Toronto Connection

How Far?

Basket Mouth

Men on the Run

Sweet Mama

Dear Mama

Store Keeper


Four Forty

Final Surrender 2

A Fool at 40

Over Heat

Recharge Card

Brain Wash

The Journalist

The Return of Mama-G


9 Wives


The Councillor

Common Sense

Cause of Death

Veteran actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, died after a protracted struggle with blood clots on his leg. On Saturday, March 2, the actor died in a hospital in Lagos state.

For years, the actor struggled with blood clotting on his leg due to damaged blood vessels, as well as other health issues.

In October 2023, he went public to seek financial support to address his condition. There were plans to transport him abroad for additional medical care, but his physicians decided he wasn’t fit to fly.

In November 2023, he had his leg amputated as part of his therapy.

The actor is survived by his wife and children. He was sixty-two years old.