John Okafor 5 reasons to love "Mr Ibu" actor

Happy birthday to John Okafor, who possesses an innate ability to make viewers feel relaxed when watching any of his comedy movies.

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Today, October 17, is John Okafor's birthday.

Popular for comedy movies including "Mr Ibu," "9 Wives," "Keziah," among others, Okafor has successfully created a brand in the Nigerian entertainment industry as an actor and comedian.

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To celebrate his 55th birthday, Pulse Movies has put together five reasons to love the talented actor.

1. An Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards nomination.

The AMVCA is one of the most prestigious award platforms in Nigeria. The talented actor earned himself a 2014 Best Actor in a Comedy nomination for his role in "The Return of Sheri Koko."

The actor lost the award to Osita Iheme, who was nominated for his role in the comedy movie, "The Hero."

 

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2. He was once a Governor's favourite comedian.

The comedian was once awarded the best comedian award by the former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime.

The actor shared the good news with the caption,"Best Comedian of the year, even in the eye of my humble Governor, His Excellency Sullivan Chime".

Mr. Ibu receiving award from Governor Sullivan Chime play

Mr. Ibu receiving award from Governor Sullivan Chime

(Instagram)

 

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3. He has an inspiring story.

Before his rise to stardom, Okafor was a hair stylist and a photographer. He was also a Martial artist; he had his black belt in 1983.

During his education in IMT Enugu, the actor  worked in a crate Industry. After he left school for financial reasons, Okafor went into trading. He traded fairly used items such as shoes and shirts.

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4. He has an adorable photo with the Nollywood queen, Genevieve Nnaji

Who wouldn't smile at an adorable photo of Genevieve Nnaji and John Okafor.

The actress held a premiere for her 2015 movie "Road to Yesterday," in Enugu State on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

The premiere was attended by the popular comedy actor, and the duo gave their fans a photo to smile at for a lifetime. 

Genevieve Nnaji and Mr Ibu at the Enugu premiere of "Road to Yesterday." play

Genevieve Nnaji and Mr Ibu at the Enugu premiere of "Road to Yesterday."

(Instagram)

play Mr Ibu and Genevieve Nnaji (Instgram )

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5. He is funny and talented.

Comedy is difficult, but it comes naturally to the Nollywood actor. Popularly known as Mr. Ibu, Okafor has starred in numerous Nollywood comedy movies, and has effortlessly remained relevant in an industry that births fresh talents everyday.

From his acting skills to facial expression, the talented actor has a way of keeping comedy lovers glued to their seats, watching his movies and laughing out loud.

Happy birthday to the talented John Okafor.

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