Nollywood Actor John Okafor, ‘Mr Ibu’ to be Laid to Rest in June

Says family members.
Nollywood Actor, Mr John Okafor, Popularly known as Mr Ibu
Nollywood Actor, Mr John Okafor, Popularly known as Mr Ibu Instagram/realmribu

The family of late comic Nollywood actor John Ikechukwu Okafor, otherwise known by his stage name Mr. Ibu, has announced June 28, 2024, as the burial date for the late movie star, who died recently in Lagos after battling with an undisclosed illness.

The family affirmed that the late film marker will be laid to rest in his country home, Amuri, in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Speaking with the press, the burial planning committee chairman, Hon. Monday Diamond Ani, stated that Mr. Ibu is going to be laid to rest as a hero because he was a hero.

In a press release from the late actor’s family, jointly signed by Elder Sunday Okafor (Mr. Ibu’s elder brother) and Mr. Ibu’s immediate family, the late actor made his home community, Enugu State, Nigeria, and Africa as a whole proud while alive.

It added that the burial ceremony would begin on Tuesday, June 25th, with a high profile novelty match, while on Wednesday, June 26, there would be a session called Mr. Ibu’s Night, which involves a candlelight procession and live entertainment. On June 27, a Christian wake-keep will be held at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, while the funeral service takes place on June 28.

The 5-day funeral ceremony will end on Sunday, June 30th, with a church Thanksgiving for family members, friends, and well-wishers.

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