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John Okafor accuses Nollywood producers of defaulting bills in Ghana

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For some observers of trend in Nollywood, John Okafor has become something of a hardened comedian who interprets scripts in his own way—most times to a level that critics have described as ‘hilarious imbecility’. 

In fact, the born actor who is popular as Mr. Ibu interprets his role so well that his teeming fans often find it difficult to draw the line between Okafor and the role he plays in movies.

Today the former refrigerator technician, hairdresser, factory worker and itinerant photographer has become very successful as an actor.  A devoted disciple of the genre and a gifted humor creator, Mr. Ibu who wandered into acting by chance, has grown immensely popular that his biggest problem now is privacy. 

In a recent interview, the Humor Merchant opens up on the alleged conflict between Ghallywood and Nollywood;  “I don’t support the controversy between Ghollywood and Nollywood, Ghanaians love us. Nigerians who produce in Ghana always offend them by owing Hotels bills, welfare bills and many other attitudes which are bad. 

There is one thing with the Ghanaians, they are always straight forward, and due to that they placed a fine of $2000 (dollars) to be paid by a Nigerian producer coming to Ghana to produce a movie. So that at the end of the day if he is not found wanting in any of these offences he will be giving back the money, but on the contrary if he offends the money will be used to settle the debts he owes. If this is the reason why they have to stop acting with us, it’s not good, the Ghanaians love us.”

Source: Codewit
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John Okafor 'Mr Ibu' Loses His Son

by NMN (Staff) / 1,777 Views

Actor and comedian, John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu, and his wife, Stella-Maris, have lost their two-year-old son, Emmanuel Mandela.

Posts on some celebrity blogs on Tuesday indicated that the boy, who died on Monday night, had been ill for some days.

According to sources reaching us, the actor confirmed that his son had been ill for four days.

On his Facebook page, John Okafor (Mr Ibu), the actor wrote, R.I.P. Mandy, my son…Mummy and Daddy love you a lot but God loves you more.”

The actor’s fans have, meanwhile, expressed shock on social media at the death of his son.

On his Facebook page, there were over 254 comments as at 1p.m.

The actor’s wife and son were kidnapped in January 2010 by unknown gunmen

Look out for more details, so check back later for updates.

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John 'Mr Ibu' Okafor and Wife Welcomes A New Baby Girl

by NMN (Staff) / 2,133 Views

It is a bundle of joy in the family of Nollywood comedian actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, as his wife (Stella Maris) gave birth to a bouncing baby girl just few days ago.

The couple welcomed the bundle of joy amidst warm regards and the news filled the air the instant the baby arrived.

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