John Okafor

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John Okafor
Born John Okafor
17 October 1961
Enugu State
Nationality Nigerian
Other names Mr. Ibu
Occupation actor, comedian

John Okafor (often called "Mr. Ibu", after his most popular role) is a Nigerian actor and comedian. Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterised by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality.[1]

He was born on 17 October 1961 and is married with children. He has acted in more than 200 movies including Mr.Ibu (2004), Mr.Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).[2][3][4]

Okafor has remained a role model to many Nigerian comedians.[5]

Personal Life[edit]

John Okafor was born and raised in Enugu in the south eastern part of Nigeria and had a rough childhood due to his family's poverty. Before he was an actor he worked as a firewood seller, a hair dresser and a meat butcher.[6]


External links[edit]

John Okafor on IMDb