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#News: Popular Nollywood comic actor John Okafor (Mr Ibu) has been appointed brand ambassador for Go TV in Nigeria, a new digital pay television service from MultiChoice Africa; Nigeria Movie Network is broadcasting.
Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager of GOtv Nigeria, said the company chose the comic star, due to Mr Ibu's strong acceptance by a wide audience, making him the perfect fit for the Go TV brand as an ambassador.
“Given John Okafor’s successes in Nollywood as Mr Ibu, his popularity is not limited to any particular geo-political zone in Nigeria. Mr Ibu has a strong emotional appeal among GOtv audiences and he is a star that the man next door can relate to,” Amkpa said.
According to reports on P.M News Nigeria, the endorsement deal was signed recently and Okafor confirms that both parties are happy with the terms of the contract. He will feature in GOtv’s future commercials, make special guest appearances at GOtv launch events and promote the brand among GOtv’s grassroots audience, amongst other activities.
John Okafor, fondly called Mr IBU by many, is considered to be one of Nollywood’s most talented comic characters.
Note: The photo above shows MultiChoice Nigeria MD, John Ugbe with John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, and General Manager GOtv Nigeria, Mrs. Elizabeth Amkpa during the signing of John Okafor as GOtv brand ambassador at the MultiChoice office in Victoria Island, Lagos.
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