This post will put you through on everything you need to know about comic actor, John Okafor (Mr Ibu): His bio, married, wife, children, health condition, death, alive, birthday, age, net worth, children, baby mama, son, daughter, state of origin, family, parents, siblings, education, weight, height, career, house, cars, Instagram, twitter, videos, etc.



Full Name John Okafor
Stage Name Mr Ibu
Date of Birth October 17, 1961
Age 60 Years Old (as of 2021)
State of Origin Enugu State
Nationality Nigerian
Religion Christianity
Wife Mrs Stella Maris
Children 2 Son, Daughter
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Net Worth $5 million

Biography and Wiki:
Who is John Okafor? His real full name is
John Okafor is widely and fondly known as Mr. Ibu, is a popular Nigerian actor and comedian known for his funny roles in movies which has often characterized by hilarious imbecility, stupidity and a sharp disconnection from reality.

John Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria's most talented and highly paid comic actors, very skillful, creative and exceptionally sensational Nollywood actor known for good interpretation of movie roles and can as well fit in any character assigned to him by movie producers and directors in Nigeria.


Mr. Ibu, is a name he got after a brilliant role he played in the movie titled "Mr Ibu in London", though he inherited or adopted it from his grandfather whom he, Ibu described as his mentor and inspiration for venturing into comedy.


Mr Ibu Date of Birth, Age and Birthday:
How old is John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu? John Okafor (Mr Ibu) was born in Enugu state on the 17th of October, 1961 and he is currently 60 years old as of 2021. Mr Ibu is among the popular Nigerian comic actor born in Month of October, the actor celebrates his birthday every year on October 17th. The on screen comic actor and comedian celebrated his 60th birthday on the 17th of October, 2021.



Mr. Ibu State of Origin, Hometown:
Which state is John Okafor (Mr Ibu) from) Mr. Ibu was born in Enugu State. He originally hails from Umunekwu village in Eziokwe, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.


John Okafor (Mr Ibu) Tribe:
What tribe is Mr Ibu? Mr Ibu is Igbo by tribe.

Mr Ibu's Nationality: He is a Nigerian



Family, Parents and Childhood:
Mr Ibu was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Okafor both parents are from Umunekwu village in Eziokwe, Nkanu West.

Mr Ibu was not born with sliver spoon as he was raised in a very poor family.
Mr Ibu revealed that he was born into a poor family and had a humble beginning when the father died, ranging from selling fire wood, wait and take pictures, hair dressing, and doing all sorts of menial jobs just to survive and meet up daily life living.


Educational Background:
Ibu had his elementary and secondary education in Sapele, Delta State and later proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu where he enrolled as a part time student. But owing to his way of cracking jokes and the way he portrayed himself as a village man, people do not believe he is educated.



His Acting Career:
Ibu kick-started his acting career in December 3rd 1978 when he joined the Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood) and started as continuity and was not popular at the time to be recognized by movie directors and producers. Few years later, the talents in Ibu galvanized him to fame in the movie industry appearing in movies and television soap Opera.

2004 was the year Ibu came to limelight after starring in blockbuster movie “Mr. Ibu”. It was this movie that earned him the popular stage name “Mr. Ibu” which featured alongside Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) and other Nollywood stars. This same movie also won him Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.


Ibu has been known for his movie hits as Mr. Ibu, in London, Police Recruit, 9 Wives, Ibu in Prison and Keziah. He is believed to have featured in over 200 movies since his acting career with Nollywood, most of which are known to be hilarious and sometimes portrayed in a funny imbecility which is a clear departure from reality.

Some of Mr Ibu's movies includes:
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 one of the interviews granted recently, Ibu revealed that acting is natural to him and he is quick at taking and fitting into any movie roles assigned him by movie directors and producers.


On his take on homosexual, Ibu said he strongly abhors homosexual. He revealed that he was once approached by a homosexual, of which he shouted and rebuked the man publicly.

Ibu is an adventurist and versatile, venturing into many things in life. He ventured into boxing, a game that almost blinded his eyes. He quitted without delay.


Mr Ibu Robbery/Kidnapping Incident:
Like any other successful man on earth, Ibu had a number of challenges worth mentioning. He revealed that he had a robbery incident in his Festac residence where they made away with about N14 million. The robbers he said, were latter apprehended.
Again, he revealed that he has been kidnapped twice by those who think that he is wealthy. He narrated that one of the kidnap attempt was engineered by his ex-wife, when he was adopted along with his wife and child and were later released after 10 days of paying a ransom.

Ibu equally blamed it on social media and for this reason, he has decided to shy away to prevent a re-occurrence.



His Endorsement Deals:
Ibu has entered endorsement deals with MerryBet and GoTv and both deals are worth millions of Naira.


His Awards/Recognition:
Ibu is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the very few below:
• Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Most Prominent actor in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards and several other awards.


Married, Wedding, Relationship:
Ibu is said to have married twice. The second and current wife is an actress. The marriage is blessed with children and grand children. He revealed that his son indicate interest in acting but has received no encouragement from him. He also said that the son is married with two kids.


Mr Ibu's Marriage To First Wife:
He accused his ex-wife of killing their son and wanting him dead; He also accused her of kidnapping his second wife and his two year old son who died 10 days after he paid an undisclosed ransom for their release.



Mr Ibu's Second Wife:
John Okafor officially tied the knot with his wife, Stella Maris Okafor in 2015.They were married traditionally but never had a church wedding. They had three children but unfortunately lost his first son, Emmanuel Okafor.

Height and Weight:
How tall is Mr Ibu? Mr Ibu stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 85 kg.



Mr Ibu's House and Cars:
Mr Ibu lives in a good house and drives some nice cars as well.


Mr Ibu Before and After:
Mr. Ibu is well known to have a pot belly but this time around, things do not look right with his health, judging by his recent photos.



Mr Health Condition:
Actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, was admitted in a hospital after being poisoned for the third time in about three years.

Mr Ibu said, “I just got poisoned again. It seems my enemies are using me to rehearse (their powers). This time, I wasn’t poisoned in the village. I was poisoned in Abuja last week at an entertainment event. I really cannot explain how I was poisoned because it was a gathering of people, though it was not a big event.”


Mr Ibut Death or Alive:
Is John Okafor (Mr Ibu) dead or alive? Mr Ibu is currently alive not dead. The actor was poison in Abuja but has since then recovered from the poisoning.


Mr Ibu’s Net Worth:
Mr Ibu is considered to be one of Nigeria's most talented and highly paid comic actors, rated one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $5 million US dollars.


Social Media Profile:
Mr Ibu is very active on Instagram and Tiktok with quite number of followers. You can contact or follow him via his Instagram handle or Tiktok






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