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Renowned actor John Okafor, fondly called Mr Ibu for his comedic genius on screen, sadly passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at a hospital in Lagos following a cardiac arrest.

Tragically, his demise occurred just a day after the loss of fellow actor Quadri Oyebamiji, also known as Sisi Quadri, in Osun State.

Paying tributes to the late Okafor, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, wrote on his Instagram, “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.”

On her part, an actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, 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.”


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