Famous Nollywood actor and comedian John okafor popularly known as Mr ibu was born and raised in Enugu state(south eastern region of Nigeria). He was born on 17 October, 1961. He was born into a poor family thereby making his childhood a rough and terrible one. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu.
During his early days, he once worked as a firewood salesman, barber and a butcher.
The actor and comedian began his acting career on December 3rd, 1978 when he joined the Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood). He began as a continuity, as at that time he is yet to be discovered by movie directors and producers.
Mr. Ibu came into limelight after staring in a comic movie titled “Mr. Ibu” in the year 2004. the movie gave him the popular nickname Mr. Ibu, The movie “Mr. Ibu “ won him the Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the movie also features one of the current hit movie actor “Osita Iheme” popularly known as Pawpaw.
The actor once talked about how he do travel daily from Ajao Estate to Festac Town in Lagos State for film rehearsals and rehearsals. The actor is considered one of the talented comic actor in Nigeria, he is happily married with children.
He has won numerous Movie and comedy award in Africa and beyond. some of the awards include Nigeria’s Most Prominent Actor Award at the African Magic Viewer Choice Awards and Best African Comedy Actor Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
In the year 2014, the actor got an advertising deal worth millions of naira with Merrybet and he also got another advertising contract worth millions of naira with GOTV.
Mr. Ibu (John Okafor) is currently one of the most influential and Wealthiest actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $7 million.
You can follow him @johnokaformr on Instagram to get his latest updates.