Nollywood Actor, Mr Ibu To Be Buried June 28 – Family


The family of late Nollywood icon, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has announced the scheduled date for his burial.

According to a statement released by the family regarding the funeral arrangements, said the beloved actor will be laid to rest on June 28, 2024, in his hometown of Amuri, situated in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The Okafor family of Eziokwe Amuri expressed their desire to honour the cherished memory of John Ikechukwu Okafor, highlighting his enduring legacy of love, laughter, and vibrancy even after his passing.

The family extended an invitation for all to join them in commemorating their son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and in-law on the designated date, June 28, 2024.

Mr. Ibu passed away last month while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

The funeral proceedings will commence with a high-profile novelty match on Tuesday, June 25th, followed by Mr. Ibu’s Night on Wednesday, June 26th, featuring a candlelight procession and live entertainment.

A Christian wake is scheduled for June 27th at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, while the funeral service will be held on June 28th.

The 5-day burial ceremony will conclude on Sunday, June 30th, with a church thanksgiving service, attended by family members, friends, and sympathisers.