John Okafor [Mr Ibu] Biography, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Wife, Movies, Award And Net Worth

 John Okafor [Mr Ibu] Biography, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Wife, Movies, Award And Net Worth

John Okafor [Mr Ibu] Biography, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Wife, Movies, Award And Net Worth

Mr. Ibu real name is John Ikechukwu Okafor, is a Nigerian actor and comedian who was born on October 17, 1961. John Okafor is one of Nigeria's most talented comics. His comic approach frequently features stupidity, comedy, mental incompetence, and a blatant separation from his way of life.

John Okafor Biography

John Ikechukwu Okafor, a Nigerian film legend, was born on October 17, 1961, and is well-known throughout the entire world.

In all of his guises, Mr. Ibu is a well-known businessman, comedian, and actor in Nigeria. As a musician, he has also released a few songs.

Mr. Ibu Okafor is one of Nigeria's best-known and highest-paid comic actors. He frequently displays a strong separation from reality, comic silliness, and idiocy in his comedy performances.

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John Okafor Early Life and Education

John Ikechukwu Okafor, a Nigerian actor and comedian better known by his stage name Mr. Ibu, was born on October 17, 1961. John Okafor, a comedian from Nigeria, is one of the best in the business. His humorous performance is typically characterized by stupidity, humor, incompetence, and a blatant departure from his way of life.

He is from Enugu's Nkanu West Local Government Area. After finishing primary school and moving in with his brother following the death of his father, John Okafor moved to Sapele, Delta State. To help his family, pay for his own education, and make ends meet, he worked odd jobs in Sapele. Later, he worked for a company that produced crates, dabbled in photography, and began his career as a hairstylist. He was accepted into Yola's College of Education after graduating from high school, but later left due to financial difficulties. He afterwards enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology as soon as he could afford it (IMT).

John Okafor Age

John Okafor is 61 years old.

John Okafor Career

Mr. Ibu started his acting career in the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) in 1978. At the time, performers were paid very little, so for his first movie, Rolling Stone, he received N5,000.

Then, as a young actor, directors and producers gave him unfavorable roles in movies and pictures.

A few years later, Mr. Ibu started getting significant parts in several dramas, comedies, and TV programs.

Mr. Ibu made a cameo in the popular 2004 movie "Mr. Ibu," which aided in the beginning of his professional career.

He won the "Best Comic Actor" prize from the Africa Movie Academy for his work with Osita Iheme in the movie "Mr. Ibu" (PawPaw).


After divorcing his first wife, Mr. Ibu married Stella Maris Okafor in 2015.

The union gives birth to three children. He had grown children from a previous marriage, though.

John Okafor movies

The actor has appeared in the following movies:

  • Yahoozee Prophets, 2009
  • Most Wanted Kidnappers, 2010
  • Open & Close, 2011
  • Honeymoon Guys, 2015
  • Agony, 1998
  • Vuga, 2000
  • Police Recruit, 2003
  • Nicodemus, 2003
  • Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us, 2003
  • Naomi, 2003
  • Informant, 2003
  • Fresh Pain, 2003
  • Civil War, 2003
  • Bullet, 2003
  • Unbreakable, 2004
  • Mr Ibu in London, 2004
  • Mr Ibu, 2004
  • James & John, 2004
  • Dollars from Germany, 2004
  • The Councillor, 2005
  • Joshua, 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
  • Chelsea/Liverpool, 2006
  • Captain, 2006
  • Brainwash, 2006
  • Fool at 40, 2006
  • Toronto Connection, 2007
  • Keziah, 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

  • John Okafor has received numerous awards over his career, including.
  • He was honored as the finest comic by the governor of Enugu State.
  • He was also named the best comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.
  • He won the Best Movie Actor prize from the Nigerian Peace Ambassadors in 2014.
  • He was given the Excellence Award by the Magic Lens Africa Film Academy in 2016.

John Okafor Social Media

Instagram user @realmribu

John Okafor Net Worth

According to a previous study, the actor has a net worth of $4.2 million.

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