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Mr Ibu: 5 unforgettable movies that showcase his comedic talent

Mr Ibu: 5 unforgettable movies that showcase his comedic talent
  • PublishedMarch 4, 2024

The Nollywood industry was thrown into a state of mourning on Saturday after comic actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu passed away at the age of 62.

Mr. Ibu was said to have died as a result of a cardiac arrest.

The Nollywood legend, however, did not leave without imprinting his footprints in the industry and in the life of millions of Nigerians. His unique style of humor and impeccable presence in movies he starred in will always be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.

In his honour, here are 5 unforgettable movies that showcased Mr Ibu’s comedic talent and made him a household name in Nigeria.

Mr. Ibu (2004)

Mr. Ibu is the movie that helped define John Okafor’s style, demonstrating his great comedic timing and endearing attitude. This film is a comedy gem that features Mr. Ibu navigating a variety of amusing settings, cementing Okafor’s status as a Nollywood icon.

Mr. Ibu, London (2004)

In Mr. Ibu in London, the iconic figure finds himself in the British city, resulting in a comedy of errors that demonstrates Okafor’s ability to engage and entertain audiences from all cultures. His role in the sequel is both uplifting and hilarious.

Police Recruit (2003)

Prior to his tremendous breakthrough as Mr. Ibu, Okafor featured in Police Recruit, a film that showcases his comedic abilities in a story about a man’s hilariously disastrous trip through police training. His act in this video demonstrates his natural talent to elicit laughter.

Mr Ibu goes to school (2005)

In this movie, Mr Ibu played the role of John Bull, a village youth who opted to return to secondary school rather than attend adult school. Despite being the biggest dullard in class, John Bull was named a school prefect.


Nicodemus (2003)

Ibu is an electrical repairman who only knows how to unbolt and bolt screws in appliances. He has little regard for his family, discipline, work efficiency, or love at home. Nicodemus was simply operating on vibes.

Written By
Regina Robinson

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