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The Nollywood family and movie industry at large are mourning the death of legendary actor John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu. The actor passed on after suffering several illnesses.

John Okafor is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest which caused his demise. Many of his friends and family have paid tribute and thanked him for his contribution to the movie industry.

His immense talent enabled him to get over 200 roles in blockbuster Nigerian movies which sold out and made him famous.

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Okafor was born on 17 October 1961. He was from Umunekwu in Nigeria’s former Eastern Region (now in Nkanu West L.G.A., Enugu State). After elementary school and the death of his father in 1974, Okafor moved to Sapele to stay with his brother. In Sapele, he did menial jobs so he could send himself to school and support his family.

Okafor then worked as a hairstylist, ventured into photography, and also worked in a company that produced crates. After secondary school, he was admitted into the College of Education, Yola, but pulled out due to financial difficulties. He later enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. 

Okafor acted in more than 200 Nollywood films including Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu 2 (2005), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Store Keeper (2006), Issakaba (1999), Mr. Ibu in London (2005), Police Recruit (2003), Bafana Bafana (2007), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), and Keziah (2007).

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