John Ikechukwu Okafor, (born 17 October 1961) famously known as Mr. Ibu, is a Nigerian comic actor. Okafor is arguably one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters.
His humorous acting is often characterized by stupidity, hilarious imbecility, and a sharp disconnection from reality.
Real Facts About Mr. Ibu
Mr. Ibu Early Life & Education
Mr. Ibu hails from Nkanu West L.G.A, Enugu State. After elementary school, in 1974, Okafor moved to Sapele to stay with his brother, after his father’s demise. In Sapele, he did menial jobs so he could sponsor himself to school and support his family.
He then worked as a hairstylist, ventured into photography, and also worked in a company that produces crates. After secondary school, he was admitted into the College of Education, Yola, but pulled out due to financial difficulties.
Mr. Ibu Career
Ibu was introduced to the Nigerian movie industry in 1978 when he appeared in a commercial for 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 the limelight in 2004 in one of the movies he was featured in titled, Mr. Ibu, which actually gave him the popular nickname Mr. Ibu.
Mr. Ibu has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies, These Movies include;
- Mr. Ibu.
- Mr. Ibu and His Son.
- Coffin Producers.
- Husband Suppliers.
- International Players.
- Mr. Ibu in London.
- Police Recruit.
- 9 Wives.
- Ibu in Prison.
Mr. Ibu Net worth
Mr. Ibu’s net worth is an estimated #800 million. He is one of the richest Nollywood actors with great achievements.