The death of John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, is one that Nigerians will not forget in a hurry.

The rush to save Mr Ibu’s life when he called out for financial assistance echoes the fact that Nigerians never wished to see him go.

5 Funniest Movies Of Mr Ibu
Mr Ibu

In no time, fans all over the world contributed to the course, raising millions of Naira to support the then ailing actor.

Mr Ibu’s unique style of humour and impeccable presence in movies he starred in will always be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.


In fact, many have drawn the conclusion that no actor would be able to replace Mr Ibu.

Cause Of Death

His ability to crack ribs without lifting a finger was enough to keep Nigerians glued to their screens, this later formed the bedrock for the love he enjoys today.


Mr Ibu passed away on Saturday at the age of 62.

He was said to have died as a result of a cardiac arrest.

However, the Nollywood legend, did not leave without imprinting his footprints in the industry and in the lives of millions of Nigerians.

He did this majorly through his roles in movies, where he connects with his viewers easily.


In his honour, we have compiled 5 unforgettable movies that showcased Mr Ibu’s comedic talent.

Mr. Ibu (2004)

This is the movie that helped define John Okafor’s style, demonstrating his great comedic timing and endearing attitude.


This film is a comedy gem that features Mr. Ibu navigating a variety of amusing settings, cementing Okafor’s status as a Nollywood icon.

Mr. Ibu In London (2004)

In this movie, Mr Ibu finds himself in the British city, resulting in a comedy of errors that demonstrates Okafor’s ability to engage and entertain audiences from all cultures.

His role in the sequel is both uplifting and hilarious.

Police Recruit (2003)

Prior to his tremendous breakthrough as Mr. Ibu, Okafor featured in Police Recruit, a film that showcases his comedic abilities in a story about a man’s hilarious and disastrous trip through police training.

His act in this video demonstrates his natural talent to elicit laughter.

Mr Ibu Goes To School (2005)

In this movie, Mr Ibu played the role of John Bull, a village youth who opted to return to secondary school rather than attend adult school.

Despite being the biggest dullard in class, John Bull was made a school prefect. This power became a new level for him as he navigates what you could call a night school adventure.

Nicodemus (2003)

Here, Ibu portrayed the character of an electrical repairman who only knows how to unbolt and bolt screws in appliances.

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He has little regard for his family, discipline, work efficiency, or love at home.

Nicodemus was simply operating on vibes.

These and many more comic movies have Mr. Ibu as a major character.

What are your favourite movies of Mr Ibu? Did any of them make our list?


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