When you talk of comic actors in Nigeria, one name you will never forget even if you just woke up from sleep is Mr Ibu. This man has made has made us laugh so loud over the years and he is still doing it.
Born John Okafor on the 17th of October 1960 but populary known as Mr Ibu, John made a name for himself in the Nigerian movie industry in 2004 after he starred in the movie “Mr Ibu”
Here are 10 thing you probably did not know about the comic actor, John Okafor:
- In an Interview in 2016, John Okafor revealed he had a very difficult childhood and his family was the poorest in their village.
- He studied Mass Communication from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu
- Before he gained admission into the university, he sold firewood at his local market.
- He was once an hairdresser and butcher before he ventured into Nollywood
- Before he became an actor, he worked as a continuity manger in movies
- He became an household name after starring in a movie titled Mr Ibu
- The actor since joining Nollywood, has starred in over 300 movies
- He was once a boxer before he became an actor
- He left boxing after he was beaten black and blue to the extent his left eye were almost damaged.
- He is a die-hard Chelsea fan.