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Tribute Night held in honour of Mr.Ibu ahead of Final Funeral Rites



A touching tribute event was organized on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in Enugu State to honor the late Nollywood legend, John Okafor, fondly known as Mr. Ibu.

The tribute ceremony, graced by prominent personalities such as Charles Anwurum and Victor Osuagwu, was a somber affair where colleagues, friends, and family members paid their respects.

They fondly recalled Mr. Ibu’s influential career and his unmatched, irreplaceable presence on the screen.



During her tribute, Mr. Ibu’s spouse reflected on the hardships they faced during his illness.

“I am feeling so sad that I am not with my husband here. I am not happy at all after all the efforts and sufferings we went through to save his life.

“I don’t know what to say! Where do I start from? It’s so painful seeing my husband cry like a baby with me, saying ‘Oh first class, is this me?’ I was watching my husband crying and gnashing his teeth. I was in the hospital with him” she said.


The Actors Guild of Nigeria also honored Mr. Ibu’s irreplaceable persona, acknowledging his invaluable contributions to the industry and the happiness he brought to millions.

Mr. Ibu’s funeral is scheduled for Friday, June 28th, marking three months since his passing. His demise has created a significant void in the Nollywood community and among his admirers, who continue to commemorate his legacy and the joy he brought to countless individuals.


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