Nollywood actor John Okafor alias Mr. Ibu is dead

Nollywood actor John Okafor alias Mr. Ibu
Nollywood actor John Okafor alias Mr. Ibu

Nollywood star John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu,has died aged 62.His death, confirmed by Emeka Rollas, the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, was due to cardiac arrest.

Rollas stated that Mr Ibu experienced the cardiac event on March 2, 2023, and despite being rushed to the hospital, he couldn’t be saved.

“Sad Day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager for 24 years Mr Don Single Nwuzor. I announce with deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didn’t make it. May his soul rest in peace,” Rollas stated.

In November 2023, his family appealed for financial help as the actor underwent seven surgeries, according to a statement shared through his Instagram account.

“As of 1 pm, noon today, Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive and increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated.,” the statement read in parts

“This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.”

The family has also appealed to Nigerians to support the actor.

“Please we are still soliciting support from well-meaning Nigerians at this stage Daddy is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.

“Thank you, everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time, Daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported him during this period as soon as he’s stable!”

According to Mr Ibu, he had been in the hospital for some weeks and the doctors said they would have to cut off his leg if their next line of action does not work out.

“I have been down for so many weeks. All I am hoping for Is your prayers and assistance, as I speak to you I am still lying down at the hospital. The medical director of this hospital said that the best solution is in case his new idea doesn’t work, the best idea is to cut off my leg,” he said.

What do you think?

Written by Ateker TV

Ateker TV provides breaking news and videos. Find the latest news in politics, business, entertainment, sports, and much more from around the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Mr. Amfrey Amoni, Director Sustainable approaches for community empowerment (SAPCONE)

SAPCONE Empowers Students with Dignity Kits: Ensuring Hygiene and Confidence

Samburu OCS rejects Sh.80K bribe, hands suspects to EACC

Samburu OCS rejects Sh.80K bribe, hands suspects to EACC