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Mr Ibu Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth

Mr Ibu Biography

Full Name : 
John Okafor

Nick name : 
Mr Ibu

Date of Birth : 
17 October, 1961

Place of Birth : 
Enugu State, Nigeria

Occupation : 
Actor, Commedian

Active since : 
1998 till present

Net worth : 
$4.5 million


Mr Ibu  had his primary school education in the village but later relocated to Delta State for his secondary school.
Later, he got admission College of Education at Yola but dropout due to financial challenges.
However, he went to Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) where he studied Mass Communication after saving money from doing menial jobs

John Okafor Age

John Okafor is 61 years old.

John Okafor Career

Ibu was introduced to the Nigerian movie industry in 1978, when he appeared in a commercial in a soap opera. From that time forward, the hilarious actor has been involved in scores of movies, including some with Aki and Pawpaw, both of whom he enjoys working with, because of their creativity. He came into limelight in 2004 in one of the movies he was featured titled, Mr Ibu, which actually gave him the popular nick name. He has since featured in over 200 movies including Mr.Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).
Speaking during an interview in 2009, Mr Ibu mentioned how Jim Iyke came to him with his desire to join the industry and how he assisted him. Other successful actors and actresses have also found their way into the industry through the comedian who has been referred to as an inspiration to several other comedians.

His humorous acting is often characterised by foolhardiness, hilarious imbecility and an utmost disconnection from reality. In 2012, Ibu went nude in front of a crowd for attention and to solicit money which led to a lot of public scrutiny. He entered an endorsement deal with merrybet in 2014 and also entered an endorsement deal with Gotv in 2014.

Personal Life

Mr. Ibu went through a near-death experience after being poisoned by his employee, whom he claims were hired by his relatives to kill him. He made this known as the reason why his stomach got so huge he couldn’t see his legs, He ascribed his survival to God. He was put on medication to aid with the swelling in his stomach, according to the Nollywood actor.

Movies Series & Awards

Mr. Ibu, Police Recruit, 9 Wives, Ibu in Prison, Keziah, Mr Ibu in London, Soldier Ant, and a number of other Nollywood films have featured John Okafor. He is highly funny and is widely considered Nigeria’s best and funniest comic actor. His comedic acting is frequently marked by bumbling, amusing ineptitude, and a striking separation from reality. Many ranking media on the internet have named John Okafor as one of Nigeria’s wealthiest actors. His incredible acting ability has drawn the attention of many producers and filmmakers in Nigeria, who seek him out anytime they have a comedy film project. He is Nigeria’s top comedy actor.

Net worth

Mr Ibu is one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential comic actors, with an estimated net worth of over $4.5 million. 

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