John Okafor Biography
John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu is a renowned Nigerian comedy film actor considered the funniest actor in the Nollywood industry. He inherited the name Ibu from his grandfather although he played the role of Ibu in a film that makes him famous in Nigerian movies. He is a very talented, gifted, and creative artist who knows how to keep his fans amused and interested in his movies.
John Okafor Birthday and Age
John was born on October 17, 1961, in Umunekwu, Nkanu West in Enugu State Nigeria. He is 59 years old as of the 2020 database. Data about his birth sign are under review by our teams. John’s birthday celebrations come on every October 17 of each year in a colorful ceremony.
John Okafor Family
John was born and raised by both parents in Umunekwu, Nkanu West in Enugu State Nigeria. He holds a Nigerian nationality and citizenship, African ethnicity, and black race. However, details about Johns’s father, mother, brothers, and sisters are not available. As such we cannot specify their names, gender age, and occupation. However, we are reviewing this section and we shall upload them once they are available.
John Okafor early life experiences
Johns’s early life was a hectic and challenging one. the funniest Nigerian actor came from a poor family and the parents had enormous financial challenges. He met the worst challenge when his father passed on leaving him with the mother who raised him.
John’s predicaments increased when his six family members were poisoned to death blowing everything he had. He was a very sad and frustrated man in his early life. Ibu’s mother went through hell to ensure the Nigerian best comedian attain education despite all odds. Early life challenges did not only harden him but also taught him to remain happy and work hard to achieve the best.
John Okafor Height and weight
John is a handsome man who is blessed with an averagely build body. His body measurements including chest, waist, and hip size are 40-32-36 inches respectively. John has a height of 5feet 5 inches (1.65m) and weighs about 130lbs (69Kg). His good looking are complemented by black skin, hair, and eyes that make him young and attractive.
John Okafor Marriage
John is a married man as of 2020. He married his girlfriend and fiancée Stella Marris in 2015 in a colorful traditional and white wedding ceremony. Before his current marriage, the funniest comic actor had married and divorced his first wife. It is believed that the couple developed misunderstandings and marital issues that were unsolved resulting in divorce. However, the details about his first wife are not available. We shall update them once the information is available.
John Okafor Children
John has two children as of 2020 database records. The marriage between John and Stella is blessed with three children. Sadly, Mr. Ibu lost his first-born child Emanuel Okafor. He is left with two children whom we are yet to establish their names, age, and other detail.
John Okafor Salary
John is one of the scarce and highest-paid comic actors in Nigeria. He is estimated to get a salary of $34,000 per movie role, subject to further verification. We are still reviewing this part and we shall update it once we get further information from a reliable source.
John Okafor Net Worth
John is presumed a rich and influential Nigerian comic actor. He is rated to have a net worth of $4.5 million as of 2020 records. This includes all assets, investments, and savings. John derives his wealth from a comic Nollywood acting career and some other investments.
John Okafor Wiki/Facts
- Full Name: John Okafor
- Famous as: Mr. Ibu
- Gender: Male
- Age: 59 years
- Date of Birth: October 17, 1961
- Place of Birth: Umunekwu, Nkanu West in Enugu State Nigeria
- Birth Sign: Under Review
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Citizenship: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: African
- Race: Black
- Father: Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Brothers: Not Known
- Sisters: Not Known
- Religion: Not Known
- Body Measurements: 40-32-36 inches
- Height: 5feet 5 inches (1.65m)
- Weight: 130lbs (69Kg)
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Stella Marris
- Children: Three; One dead (Emanuel Okafor)
- Education: Institute of Management Technology (IMT), in Enugu Nigeria
- Profession: Mass Communication
- Occupation: Nigerian Movie Actor
- Salary: $34,000 per movie role
- Net Worth: $4.5 million
John Okafor Education
John acquired his teenage education in Nkanu West in Enugu State Nigeria. He proceeded to Delta State where he acquired his secondary education. John joined the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), in Enugu Nigeria. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
John Okafor Career
Mr. Ibu commenced with manual work after his graduation. He started as a hairdresser and firewood seller to make ends meet. He later worked as a butcher man to fend for his family for sometime before he commenced attending movie auditions. He entered the famous Nollywood movie industry in 1978 when he commenced getting minor movie roles. He was featured in local television drama series playing minor roles.
In 2004, John was given a bigger role in the blockbuster movie Mr. Ibu alongside a legendary comic actor Osita Iheme. He played the role of Ibu and gained popularity besides getting the Nickname, Mr. Ibu. His outstanding performance made him famous and recognized by film directors and producers.
John Okafor is a very talented and gifted actor who understands movie role interpretation well. He fits in any character in the film. Mr. Ibu has been featured in movies playing interesting movie roles. He has played interesting characters including a stubborn son, police officer, a woman, comedian, princes, a stubborn king among others.
In the course of his acting career, John has acted alongside other renowned Nigerian legendary actors and actresses. He has acted alongside Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, Funke Akindele, Amechi Munaguor, Pete Edochie, Rita Dominic, Nkem Owoh, Sam Loco, Kanayo O Kanayo among others. Mr. Ibu is known to be an amusing, funny, and humble person to work with as described by his colleagues. Despite numerous life challenges and hard life, Mr. John remains a happy, humorous, and jovial actor in Nigeria.
John Okafor Filmography
John has acted in several movies playing different movie roles. He loves acting comic and interesting Nollywood movies. Some of his famous and selected movies include the following.
- Modern JigoloI Will Never Marry in August
- Mr. Ibu and Bishop
- Mr. Ibu the Evil Brother
- My Brothers Cash
- Love on Crush
- The Dumb Man
- My Ibu Is a Big Joke
- One Oka Ikpe
- Troublesome Hustler
- Rules of the Rich
- Open Fire
- Lagos Commotion
- Ibu in a Bad Company
- Daddy’s Home
- Mr. Ibu The Village Billionaire
- Inspector John Okafor
- Mr. Ibu the Village He
- Ibu Akapaka and Ichaka
- The Village Condition
- Three Smart Fools
- Laughing Zone
- My Beautiful Young Wife
- Yori Yori Boobs
- Fighting for Love
- A Fool at 40
- Fools Affairs
- House Arrest
- Fire on The Mountain
- My Very Own Share
- The Gods Lead Me
- Ibu The Stupid Gateman
- Ibu Mumu Love
- Jenifer the Smart Maid
John Okafor Awards
John is considered the funniest comic actors in Nigeria. His outstanding performance in comic films made him bag two prestigious awards on two different occasions. These awards are as below.
- Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at African Movie Awards
- Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards
John Okafor Model
John signed lucrative deals with several companies as their brand ambassador. In 2014, John was the brand ambassador for MerryBet a deal that he acquired millions of Naira. In the Same year, Ibu has announced the brand ambassador for GoTv, a multichoice company as their brand ambassador in Nigeria. He featured on their commercial in a deal that he made millions of Naira.
John Okafor Contacts
John has concealed his telephone line and cell phone numbers for security reasons. However, he interacts with fans on the social platforms highlighted below.
Frequently asked questions about John Okafor
Who is John Okafor?
John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu is a renowned Nigerian comedy film actor considered the funniest actor in the Nollywood industry.
How old is John Okafor?
John was born on October 17, 1961, in Umunekwu, Nkanu West in Enugu State Nigeria. He is 59 years old as of the 2020 database.
How tall is John Okafor?
John has a height of 5feet 5 inches (1.65m) and weighs about 130lbs (69Kg). His body measurements including chest, waist, and hip size are 40-32-36 inches respectively.
How much does John Okafor earn?
John is one of the scarce and highest-paid comic actors in Nigeria. He is estimated to get a salary of $34,000 per movie role, subject to further verification.
How much is John Okafor Net Worth?
John is rated to have a net worth of $4.5 million as of 2020 records. This includes all assets, investments, and savings. He derives his wealth from a comic Nollywood acting career and some other investments.
Is John Okafor alive or dead?
John is alive and of sound health status as of 2020. No data links the funniest comic actor to death, sickness, or life-related threats.
Where does John Okafor reside?
John resides in Enugu, Nigeria. However, data about her residential address and house pictures are not available for security reasons,
Where is John Okafor nowadays?
John is still active in a Nollywood film acting career. He has no resigned or quit his acting career.
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