Soludo grieves passing of Nollywood legend, Mr Ibu

By Christian ABURIME

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, CFR, has expressed profound sadness over the shocking news of the death of veteran Nollywood actor, Mr John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, on Saturday 2nd, March 2024.

Governor Soludo regrets that Mr Okafor’s passing has left a significant void in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The Governor further recalls that the late actor’s comedic genius, infectious laughter, and captivating screen presence brought joy and laughter to millions across the country and beyond.

Governor Soludo noted that having acted in over 200 movies in his career, it is acknowledged that the immense contributions Mr Okafor made to the growth and development of Nollywood and the creative industry will remain evergreen.

The Governor remarked that his dedication to his craft and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages cemented his place as a true legend of the industry.

Governor Soludo on behalf of the government and people of Anambra State, commiserates with Mr Okafor’s family, friends, and colleagues including the Actors Guild of Nigeria during this difficult time.

Recalling the immense strength and resilience the late actor demonstrated during his health challenges, the governor prayed that his spirit of perseverance in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to all.

May the soul of Mr Ibu rest in perfect peace!

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