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Family sets June 28 for burial of Nigerian actor Mr Ibu


The family of the late Nigerian entertainer, John Okafor, famously known as Mr Ibu, has assigned June 28 as the date for his burial services.


Mr Ibu's last resting spot will be in his old neighborhood of Amuri, arranged in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. In an official statement, the family illustrated that the memorial service procedures will traverse five days, including different occasions paving the way to the entombment.


On Tuesday, June 25, a parade in his honor will happen in his old neighborhood in Enugu state. Consequently, on Wednesday, June 26, a candlelight vigil and a live diversion occasion, named Mr Ibu's Evening, will be held. June 27 will see a wake-keeping function at his home in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, while the entombment and memorial service are planned for June 28.


The function will close on Sunday, June 30, with a thanksgiving administration in chapel, went to by family, companions, and well-wishers. "The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State wishes to respect the caring memory of our legend and legend John Ikechukwu Okafor who even in death has left a tradition of adoration, giggling and enthusiasm."


"We would see the value in your regarded presence as we let go our child, spouse, father, granddad, sibling, uncle and in-regulation on the 28th of June 2024. Mercifully go along with us as we share the best and last minutes with our symbol," portions of the assertion read. Mr Ibu, the dearest Nigerian entertainer, died on Saturday, March 2, at 62 years old. In an Instagram post, Mr. Rollas revealed that the entertainer, who had been engaging ailment for quite a long time, capitulated to heart failure.


Before his end, Mr. Ibu had been wrestling with medical problems for quite some time, going through numerous medical procedures, including the removal of one of his legs. Hailing from Enugu, the productive entertainer made a permanent imprint on Nollywood, having showed up in north of 200 movies. He rose to noticeable quality in 2004 with the film "Mr Ibu," which narratives the experiences of the nominal single parent and his child as they explore life, experiencing a progression of silly and testing circumstances.


"His looks and his body were his greatest selling focuses," movie chief Babangida Bangis told the BBC, differentiating him to most comic entertainers who use words to make individuals giggle. "Mr Ibu was different as he doesn't actually need to converse with evoke chuckling, as his face very much like Mr Bean [Rowan Atkinson] will get the job done," he said.


He further cemented his presence in the business by showing up in various different movies, for example, “Coffin Producers,” “Husband Suppliers,” “International Players,” “Mr Ibu in London” (2004), “Police Recruit” (2003), “9 Wives” (2005), “Ibu in Prison” (2006), and “Keziah” (2007).

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