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Mr. Ibu, John Okafor Biography: Net Worth, Family, Movies & TV Shows, Pictures, Wife, Children, Cars, Height


Mr. Ibu, John Okafor

Mr. Ibu is a Nigerian actor and comedian born John Ikechukwu Okafor on October 17, 1961.

John, in all forms, is a well-known Nigerian actor, businessman, and comedian. He is also a musician who has released a few songs.

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor is one of Nigeria’s most talented and highly paid-comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterized by stupidity, hilarious silliness, and a sharp disconnection from reality.


  • Full name: John Ikechukwu Okafor
  • Nickname: Mr. Ibu
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 17 October 1961
  • Age: [calculate_years datestring=”10/17/1961″] years old (as of September 2023)
  • Place of birth: Nkanu West, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Current residence: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: African
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Height: 5’5” (121 cm)
  • Profession: Actor, comedian, entrepreneur
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Partner: Stella Maris Okafor
  • Children: 3
  • Net worth: $3.5 million

Early Life & Education

Okafor is from Enugu State’s Nkanu West L.G. He was born on October 17, 1961.

After finishing primary school, he relocated to Sapele to live with his brother following his father’s death in 1974. In Sapele, he worked menial jobs to pay for his education and support his family.

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor later worked as a hairstylist, dabbled in photography, and worked for a shipping company. He got admitted to the Yola College of Education after secondary school but dropped out due to financial concerns.

He is [calculate_years datestring=”10/17/1961″] years old as of August 2023. He was born on 17 October 1961. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Mr. Ibu, John Okafor


Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), and Keziah (2007) are among the films in which John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor has appeared. All of these films were widely viewed in Nigeria.

He has previously worked with Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS). He was a member of the cast of the soap opera Ogbu Anyanwu and Kwere Kira while he was there.

Also, John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor was once a martial artist. He practiced Shotokan Karate for 16 years and got a black belt in 1983. He is also a member of the Karate Federation of Nigeria.

He was a film producer before switching to acting in 1997.

Personal Life

Currently, John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor is married to Stella Maris Okafor, an actress and model. Their union gave birth to four children: Emmanuel Mandela Okafor, Chelsea Okafor, and Jay Jay Okafor.

His hobbies include driving, cracking jokes, playing draft, and watching football, which he and his wife do a lot together.

Stella Maris Okafor is the Nollywood actor’s wife. They have been married for 13 years. His second marriage is to Stella. Stella Maris is a Nigerian actress and model, according to reports.

John Okafor’s daughter is Chelsea Okafor. She was born on 30 September 2011. Chelsea is 11 years old as of 2023.

She is pursuing her education and does not have an established career.

Mr. Ibu, John Okafor


  • Agony, 1998
  • Vuga, 2000
  • Police Recruit, 2003
  • Nicodemus, 2003
  • Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us, 2003
  • Naomi, 2003
  • Informant, 2003
  • Fresh Pain, 2003
  • Civil War, 2003
  • Bullet, 2003
  • Unbreakable, 2004
  • Mr. Ibu in London, 2004
  • Mr. Ibu, 2004
  • James & John, 2004
  • Mr. Ibu, 2004
  • James & John, 2004
  • Dollars from Germany, 2004
  • The Councillor, 2005
  • Joshua, 2005
  • Common Sense, 2005
  • Circles of Live, 2005
  • 9 Wives, 2005
  • The Return of Mama-G, 2006
  • The Journalist, 2006
  • Sweet Mama, 2006
  • Store Keeper, 2006
  • Recharge Card, 2006
  • Over Heat, 2006
  • Men on the Run, 2006
  • Four Forty, 2006
  • Final Surrender, 2006
  • Dear Mama, 2006


John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor has received some awards in his career so far;

  • He has been awarded as the Best Comedian by the Governor of Enugu State.
  • He was also awarded as the best comedian by Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
  • He was given Best Movie Actor of the Year, Peace Ambassadors of Nigeria, 2014
  • He was given the Award of Excellence Magic Lens Africa Film Academy in 2016.

Mr. Ibu, John Okafor

Social Media

  • Instagram: @realmribu

Net Worth

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor is estimated to have a net worth of  US$3.5 million



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