The family of John ‘Mr Ibu‘ Okafor has announced the date for the burial ceremony of the late Nollywood actor. 


Mr Ibu died from a cardiac arrest on March 2 at Evercare Hospital in Lagos.

The 62-year-old actor had battled with a life-threatening illness for months before he passed on.

According to a statement by his family, Mr Ibu will be buried on June 28 at his hometown in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA, Enugu state.


The family also requested that the public join them to “share the last moments with our icon”.

“The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State wishes to honour the loving memory of our hero and a legend John Ikechukwu Okafor who even in death has left a legacy of love, laughter, and liveliness,” the statement reads.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and in-law on the 28th of June 2024.


“Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our icon.”

The family said the ceremony will open with a novelty match on June 25, followed by a candlelight procession on June 26.

The next day, there will be a wake-keep ceremony at the actor’s compound while a thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, June 30.


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