Mr Ibu Biography, Real Name, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Wife, Movies, Awards And Net Worth
Mr. Ibu real name John Ikechukwu Okafor is a Nigerian actor and comedian Born on October 17, 1961. One of the most gifted comedians in Nigeria is John Okafor. Stupidity, comedy, mental incapacity, and a clear disconnection from his way of life are frequently characteristics of his comedic style.
John Okafor Biography
Nigerian film legend John Ikechukwu Okafor was born on October 17, 1961, and is well-known all over the world.
Mr. Ibu is a well-known Nigerian actor, businessperson, and comedian in all his guises. He has also published a few songs as a musician.
One of Nigeria’s most gifted and well-paid comic actors is Mr. Ibu Okafor. His comedic performances frequently exhibit a sharp disconnection from reality, hilarious silliness, and stupidity.
John Okafor Early Life and Education
Nigerian actor and comedian John Ikechukwu Okafor, better known by his stage name Mr. Ibu, was born on October 17, 1961. One of Nigeria’s most talented comedians is John Okafor, who hails from the country. His comedic acting style is frequently defined by idiocy, comedy, ineptitude, and a clear break from his way of life.
He is from the Nkanu West L.G.A. of Enugu. John Okafor traveled to Sapele, Delta State, to live with his brother after completing primary school after his father passed away. He did odd jobs in Sapele to support his family, pay for his own education, and make ends meet. He later started out as a hairstylist, dabbled in photography, and worked for a firm that made crates. After completing high school, he was accepted into Yola’s College of Education, but he later dropped out owing to financial issues. Later, as soon as he could afford it, he enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).
John Okafor Age
The age of John Okafor is 61.
John Okafor Career
When Mr. Ibu joined the Nigerian film industry in 1978, he began his acting career (Nollywood)
Because performers were paid cheaply back then, he made N5,000 for his first film, Rolling Stone.
Then, as a young actor, he was assigned undesirable parts in movies and films by directors and producers.
A few years later, Mr. Ibu began landing major roles in a number of dramas, comedies, and TV shows.
Mr. Ibu appeared in the 2004 hit film “Mr. Ibu,” which helped launch his professional career.
He received the “Best Comic Actor” award from the Africa Movie Academy for the role he played in the film “Mr. Ibu” with Osita Iheme (PawPaw).
John Okafor (Mr Ibu) Wife
Mr. Ibu wed his present wife Stella Maris Okafor in 2015 after divorcing his previous spouse.
Three children are born into the union. He did, however, have grown children from a previous marriage.
John Okafor movies
These are the films in which the actor has appeared:
Yahoozee Prophets, 2009
Most Wanted Kidnappers, 2010
Open & Close, 2011
Honeymoon Guys, 2015
Police Recruit, 2003
Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us, 2003
Fresh Pain, 2003
Civil War, 2003
Mr Ibu in London, 2004
Mr Ibu, 2004
James & John, 2004
Dollars from Germany, 2004
The Councillor, 2005
Common Sense, 2005
Circles of Live, 2005
9 Wives, 2005
The Return of Mama-G, 2006
The Journalist, 2006
Sweet Mama, 2006
Store Keeper, 2006
Recharge Card, 2006
Over Heat, 2006
Men on the Run, 2006
Four Forty, 2006
Final Surrender, 2006
Dear Mama, 2006
Fool at 40, 2006
Toronto Connection, 2007
How Far, 2007
Bafana Bafana, 2007
Basket Mouth, 2007
Desperate Search, 2007
The Tusk of Life, 2008
Mental Case, 2008
John Okafor Awards and Recognition
In the course of his career, John Okafor has won a number of honors, including.
- The governor of Enugu State recognized him as the best comedian.
- Additionally, the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards recognized him as the finest comic.
- He received the 2014 Peace Ambassadors of Nigeria award for Best Movie Actor.
- 2016 saw him receive the Magic Lens Africa Film Academy’s Award of Excellence.
John Okafor Social Media
@realmribu on Instagram
John Okafor Net Worth
The actor has a net worth of $4.2 million, per a prior report.