Victor Osuagwu and Charles Awurum, the Nollywood actors, have suspended a movie production in Ghana to mourn Mr Ibu, their colleague.


Mr Ibu, born John Okafor, passed away on Saturday, March 2. He was 62 years old.

In a post via Instagram on Monday, Osuagwu and Awurum disclosed that they were on a movie set in Ghana when they heard of Ibu’s death.

The comic actors said they had to excuse themselves from the location and end production after receiving the “shocking news”.


“The industry was thrown into sadness. it was a very big shock to lose one of us, a brother, a colleague and of course one of the giants in the comedy world, that man is full of life,” Osuagwu said.

“Yesterday was not a good day at all, the news was a very bad one because immediately we heard it, we were weak, we could not shoot,” Awurum added.

“We are in location in Ghana but we could not shoot any longer. That was the end of shooting for yesterday and today we had to excuse ourselves from location.


“There is no way our brother will go like that and we will be on set shooting. It was not easy for us, it was not easy at all.”

Mr Ibu died at Evercare Hospital in the Lekki axis of Lagos as a result of cardiac arrest.

Several Nigerians — including celebrities and politicians — have taken to social media to pay their last respects to the ace actor.

President Bola Tinubu mourned the actor while hailing him for “bringing joy and relief to millions of Nigerians”.


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