Actor Mr Ibu finally buried, three months after his death


Actor Mr Ibu finally buried, three months after his death

The final burial rites of the late Veteran Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, are currently taking place in his hometown of Amuri, located in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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The beloved actor, who passed away on March 2, 2024, at the age of 62 after a prolonged illness, being laid to rest on June 28, 2024. Viral videos circulating on social media have captured the solemn procession, with pallbearers carrying Mr. Ibu’s casket to the cemetery for the burial ceremony.

Family members, mourners, and members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) have gathered to pay their respects and honor the life of this iconic figure in the Nigerian film industry. The funeral proceedings will be wrapped up on Sunday, June 30, with a church thanksgiving service attended by family, friends, and sympathizers.


The late actor is survived by his wife and three children, and his passing has undoubtedly left a significant void in the Nigerian entertainment landscape. The outpouring of grief and the elaborate funeral arrangements are a testament to the profound impact Mr. Ibu had on his community and the nation as a whole.

The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA, Enugu State, has announced a five-day burial ceremony to honor the memory of their beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and in-law, the late actor John Ikechukwu Okafor.

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In a statement released by Sunday Okafor, the elder brother, the family expressed their desire to celebrate the life and legacy of their “hero and a legend” who, even in death, has left an indelible mark of love, laughter, and liveliness.

The family has invited the public to join them as they lay their icon to rest on the 28th of June 2024, providing an opportunity for all to share the best and last moments with this celebrated individual.

The Okafor family’s decision to hold a prolonged burial ceremony reflects the profound impact John Ikechukwu Okafor had on both his immediate and extended communities, and their commitment to honoring his memory in a meaningful and inclusive manner.



Alaa Hamdy

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