9 things you may not know about late Nollywood actor Mr Ibu

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The Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into another round of mourning following reports of the death of comic actor John Okafor popularly known by many as Mr Ibu.
Sources say the versatile thespian passed away in a hospital in Lagos state on Saturday, March 2, after a protracted battle with blood clotting on his leg.
Family sources also revealed that efforts were being made to stabilize the blood pressure of Mr Ibu which shot up a few days ago to 200 but the actor who has been on life support passed away this evening.
Recall that after undergoing a second surgery to correct constant clotting of blood on his leg, it was later amputated in November 2023 during the cause of his treatment.
There were also efforts to fly the actor for further medical treatment abroad but doctors advised that Mr Ibu who is survived by his wife and children was to fragile to fly.
As a parting shot, we highlight nine things you may about the late actor whose career began in December 3, 1978.
• He 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.
•  He later enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu as soon as he was financially able to.
• He has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies.
• Mr Ibu also ventured into music. He did music for a short period of time. On October 15, 202020.
• He released his songs titled This girl and Do you know.

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