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Mr Ibu’s death, one too many, says culture minister

“Mr Ibu was a household name who made families happy throughout his acting career.’’

• March 3, 2024
Mr Ibu
Mr Ibu (Credit: Daily Trust)

The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has expressed sadness over the death of renowned Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu.

The minister, in a statement through her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Nneka Anibeze, described the incident, as “one death, too many.’’

Mr Musawa said this was coming just 24 hours after the death of yet another Nollywood actor, Sisi Quadri.

“I’m deeply shocked at too many deaths occurring at the same time. Mr Ibu was a household name who made families happy throughout his acting career. His death at this time is unfortunate and a sad one for us all in the entertainment industry. We will sorely miss him. May his soul rest in peace,” she said.

The 62-year-old John Okafor was confirmed dead by the National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, on Saturday.

Mr Okafor was said to have suffered a cardiac arrest.

(NAN) 

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