This article contains info about Mr Ibu biography, real name, age, movies, wife, children and net worth.
John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, is a Nigerian comedic actor, entrepreneur and business man.
Born on 17th October 1961, Mr Ibu is one of Nigeria’s most talented and highly paid veteran comic actor.
He is highly famous for acting funny comedic movies, series and Tv shows. This earned him the name Mr Ibu.
Mr Ibu Profile / Wiki
Real Name: John Ikechukwu Okafor
Date of Birth: 17 October 1961
State of Origin: Enugu State
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Wife: Stella Maris Okafor
Children: Emmanuel, Jay Jay , Chelsea
Net Worth: 350 Million Naira
Mr Ibu Biography
Born on 17 October 1961, Charles Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly called Mr Ibu is a Nigerian actor and comedian.
He hails from Umunekwu village in Eziokwe in Nkanu West Local government, Enugu State, Nigeria.
After his father’s death, Mr Ibu moved to Sapele to stay with his elder brother. There, he engaged in different menial jobs to sponsor himself through secondary school.
He worked as a hairstylist before venturing into photography. Mr Ibu also worked in a company that produces crates.
After secondary school, Mr Ibu got admission into the College of Education, Yola, but later dropped out due to financial difficulties.
Later, he enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) where he started his acting career.
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.
Mr Ibu started his acting career in 1978 after he joined Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood)
His debut movie was Rolling Stone which he earned N5,000 because then actors where paid poorly.
Then, he was given unpopular roles in movies and films from directors and producers as an upcoming actor.
Few years later, Mr Ibu started getting leading roles in several films, comedic movies and TV shows.
In 2004, Mr Ibu was featured in blockbuster movie “Mr Ibu” a film which later gave him his career breakthrough.
The movie “Mr Ibu” which he was acted alongside Osita Iheme (PawPaw) won him the ‘Best Comic Actor’ at Africa Movie Academy Awards.
John Okafor (Mr Ibu) Wife
Following his divorce from his first wife, Mr Ibu married his current wife Stella Maris Okafor in 2015.
The union is blessed with three children. However, he has grow up kids from his early marriage.
Mr Ibu has acted in more than 200 NollyWood movies including Mr.Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr.Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).
In early 2000s, Mr Ibu ventured in to the music industry where he released two albums titled ‘This Girl 1&2”
The albums was a hit and the Cds where stole across the country. His also performed in different events and shows.
Mr Ibu is one of the richest veteran actors in Nigeria. He is estimated to be worth around N350 million Naira.