Entertainment industry shocked as comedy legend Mr Ibu passes away

The Late Mr. Obi

Veteran actor John Okafor, famously known as Mr Ibu, renowned for his comedic performances in movies and skits, tragically passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at a hospital in Lagos due to a cardiac arrest. 

This heartbreaking news struck the entertainment world just a day after the loss of another actor, Quadri Oyebamiji, also known as Sisi Quadri, in Osun State.

Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, expressed his condolences on Instagram, stating, "Sad day for the Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today, and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest, according to his manager of 24 years, Don Nwuzor. I announce with a deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu did not make it. May his soul rest in peace.”

Actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, on her part wrote, “It is well…rest well, sir.”

Peter, a singer and member of the pop group, P-Square, wrote, “Rest well, Mr Ibu. We will definitely miss you, brother.” 

Mr. Ibu, it would be recalled, had battled ill health for some time, leading to the amputation of his legs. This was after he had appealed to his fans and members of the public to prayer for him and render financial assistance to cover his medical bills.

A report by the Punch disclosed however that as the actor lay on his hospital bed, members of his family were in a fierce battle. “During this period, his family seemed to have been in a fierce battle, as they accused one another of wanting to embezzle the money raised by members of the public.”

The report states further: “It was also alleged that the actor was involved in an affair with his adopted daughter, Chioma (Jasmine); though both parties denied the allegations.

“Indeed, the actor’s last years had been tumultuous. On different occasions, he claimed to have survived several poison attempts. According to him, three attempts were made on his life but he survived them all.

“Actors who have passed on this year include Sisi Quadri and Deji Akinremi, aka Olofa Ina,” it concluded.
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