Mr Ibu biography — John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is a Nigerian actor, Musician, comedian and entertainer.
Born on 17 October 1961, Mr Ibu hails from Nkanu West Local Government Area, Enugu State. This article will discuss all you need to know about Mr Ibu biography, age, real name, personal life, sickness etc.
Mr Ibu Profile / Bio
Real Name: John Ikechukwu Okafor
Nick Name: Mr Ibu
Date of Birth: 17th October 1961
State of Origin: Enugu State
Age: 62 years old
Education: IMT, Enugu
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Musician
Wife: Stella Maris Okafor
Mr Ibu Biography
John Ikechukwu Okafor AKA Mr Ibu is a Nigerian famous actor and comedian. Born on 17th October 1961, Mr Ibu is 62 years old.
Mr Ibu is an indigenous of Umunekwu Village in Eziokwe, Nkanu West Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria. After his primary school, young Ibu moved to Sapele to live with his elder brother.
After his secondary school, he got accepted in to College of Education, Yole but dropped out due to financial problems.
Later, he enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu. Following the death of his father, Mr Ibu did menial jobs to survive. He was once a photographer and hairstylist before h joking Nollywood.
Mr Ibu Movies
John Okafor started his acting career in 1983. However, he gained fame after featuring in a popular popular movie “Mr Ibu” in 2004. Following the popularity of the film, he was nicknamed after the movie.
Since joining the Nigerian entertainment industry, Mr Ibu has featured in more than 200 movies. Infact, Mr Ibu is one of the most famous and iconic comedic actors in Nollywood.
Some of Mr Ibu popular movies includes;
Mr. Ibu and His Son
Mr.Ibu in London (2004)
Police Recruit (2003)
9 Wives (2005)
Ibu in Prison (2006)
Mr Ibu joined the film industry in 1973 as one of the camera crew members working behind the scenes. However, his career as an actor kicked off in early 1983.
Mr Ibu has become one of the most influential and iconic comic actors in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.
Aside acting, Mr Ibu ventured in to music in the early 2000s. His hit song “This Girl” was released in 2002 and “Don You Know” in 2004.
His ever green movie “Mr Ibu” brought him in to the limelight in 2004. However, his first recorded movie is “Agony” released in 1998.
Mr Ibu Sickness
Is Mr Ibu sick? This is one of the questions asked by fans of Mr Ibu and the answer is yes. The actor is suffering from an ailment that might cost his legs.
Although he did not disclose he illness, Mr Ibu in a video shared on his Instagram page, the legendary actor seeks public aide.
In the video, Mr Ibu said he has been ill for the parts two weeks as he speaks to Nigerians who could fly him abroad for treatment.
Mr Ibu Family
Mr Ibu is married to his second wife Stella Maris Chinyere Okafor. The couple got married in 2010 traditionally but had their church wedding in May 25, 2015. The couple are blessed with three children but one died.
The name of his children includes; Chelsea, Jay Jay, and Emmanuel Mandela Okafor. However, Mr Ibu has other children from his other relationship and his first wife.
His first marriage was in 1998 but the couple divorced. Speaking on his failed marriage, Mr Ibu said his marriage to his first woman de was a terrible experience.
Mr Ibu Wife
Although he has been married before, Mr Ibu current wife name is is Stella Chinyere Maris Okafor.
Mr Ibu attended institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, where he studied Mass Communication.
Mr Ibu Real Name
Comedic actor Mr Ibu’s real name is John Ikechukwu Okafor. However, he is popular known as Mr Ibu.