Late Veteran Nollywood Actor Mr. Ibu Finally Laid to Rest

Three Months After His Passing, John Okafor’s Funeral Takes Place in Enugu State

The final burial rites of beloved Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, are currently underway in his hometown of Amuri, located in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. The actor, who passed away on March 2, 2024, at the age of 62 after a prolonged illness, was laid to rest on June 28, 2024.

*A Solemn Procession and Burial Ceremony*

Viral videos circulating on social media have captured the solemn procession, with pallbearers carrying Mr. Ibu’s casket to the cemetery for the burial ceremony. Family members, mourners, and members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) have gathered to pay their respects and honor the life of this iconic figure in the Nigerian film industry.

*A Celebration of Life and Legacy*

The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA, Enugu State, has announced a five-day burial ceremony to honor the memory of their beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and in-law, the late actor John Ikechukwu Okafor. In a statement released by Sunday Okafor, the elder brother, the family expressed their desire to celebrate the life and legacy of their “hero and a legend” who, even in death, has left an indelible mark of love, laughter, and liveliness.

*A Prolonged Burial Ceremony to Honor a Legendary Figure*

The Okafor family’s decision to hold a prolonged burial ceremony reflects the profound impact John Ikechukwu Okafor had on both his immediate and extended communities, and their commitment to honoring his memory in a meaningful and inclusive manner.

*A Life Well-Lived and a Legacy that Will Endure*

The late actor is survived by his wife and three children, and his passing has undoubtedly left a significant void in the Nigerian entertainment landscape. The outpouring of grief and the elaborate funeral arrangements are a testament to the profound impact Mr. Ibu had on his community and the nation as a whole.

*A Final Farewell and Thanksgiving Service*

The funeral proceedings will be wrapped up on Sunday, June 30, with a church thanksgiving service attended by family, friends, and sympathizers. As the curtains close on the life of this beloved actor, his memory will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched and the enduring legacy he leaves behind.

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