Celebrated Nollywood actor John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu will be laid to rest on June 28, 2024.

The burial date was released on Saturday by Mr Ibu’s Elder brother Sunday Okafor, who said that the actor will be accorded a heroic sendoff hence the delay in his burial.

In a statement jointly signed by the family and the burial committee members, Mr Ibu will be buried at his home in his hometown Amuri, in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.


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

“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 statement stated.

According to the burial arrangements, the burial ceremony would begin on Tuesday, June 25th with a high-profiled novelty match, while on Wednesday, June 26, there would be a session called Mr Ibu’s Night, which involves candlelight procession and live entertainment.

On June 27, a Christian Wake-Keep will be held at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West while the funeral service takes place on June 28.

The five-day burial ceremony will be wrapped up on Sunday, 30th June with a Church Thanksgiving for family members, friends, and well-wishers.

The burial committee will be chaired by Hon. Monday Diamond Ani.

The actor became famous 20 years ago in the Nigerian comedy Mr Ibu - which became his nickname. It is still regarded as one of the best Nigerian performances in a comic role.

He appeared in over 200 Nollywood films including those from the Mr. Ibu series