Mr Ibu Net Worth, Death, Daughter, Wife, Age, Biography

John Ikechukwu Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu was a comedian and actor from Nigeria who has recently passed away. Let’s have a look at his life journey through this article. This article will reveal information about Mr Ibu Net Worth, Death, Daughter, Wife, Age, and full Biography.

Basic Biography/WikiInformation
Full nameJohn Ikechukwu Okafor
Born / Date of birth17 October 1961
Date of Death2 March 2024
Age (at the time of Death)62 years old
Cause of DeathCardiac arrest
Place of DeathLekki, Lagos State, Nigeria
Profession or Career fieldComedian and Actor
Famous forActing in over 200 Nollywood films

Early life: Parents, Siblings

Birthplace Umunekwu, Eastern Region, Nigeria
Nickname or Popular NameMr. Ibu
Father Name
Mother Name
Brother Name
Sister Name
Zodiac sign or Sun SignLibra
HometownUmunekwu, Eastern Region, Nigeria
AddressLagos, Nigeria
Mother tongue
EthnicityIgbo ethnic group
Food Habits and Choices
Hobbies and interests

Physical Appearance: Height, Weight & Measurements

Physical stats & moreValues
Height (approx)in centimetres – 165 cm
in feet and inches – 5 feet and 5 inches
in metres – 1.65 metres
Weight (approx)in kilograms – 69 Kg
in pounds – 152 pounds (gained weight later in hospital)
Body measurements (approx)n/a
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack

Education Background: Qualifications

College/UniversityInstitute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu
Educational Qualification/Degree

Personal life: Mr Ibu Daughter, Wife, Family, Marriage

Picture of Mr Ibu with his wife Stella Maris Okafor
Picture of Mr Ibu with his wife Stella Maris Okafor
Marital statusMarried
Past Relationship, affair (boyfriend or girlfriend)
WifeStella Maris Okafor
No. of Children5
Children nameEmmanuel Okafor, Chelsea Okafor, Jay Jay Okafor, Chioma Jasmine
DaughterChelsea Okafor, Chioma Jasmine Okafor
SonEmmanuel Okafor, Jay Jay Okafor

Mr Ibu was married to Stella Maris Okafor. They got married in 2015.

Mr Ibu with his wife and Children in a family photo
Mr Ibu with his wife and Children in a family photo

Mr Ibu daughter

John Okafor has two daughters, Chioma Jasmine and Chelsea Okafor. Among these two, Chelsea Okafor is the youngest daughter of John Okafor and was born on 30 September 2011.

Mr Ibu’s Adopted Daughter: Chioma Jasmine Okafor

Picture of Mr Ibu with his adopted daughter Chioma Jasmine Okafor
Picture of Mr Ibu with his adopted daughter Chioma Jasmine Okafor

Chioma Jasmine Okafor, also known as Lady Jasmine, is the adopted daughter of Mr Ibu. She has also been in the news because she has been accused of sleeping with her adopted father and his son. Reportedly, these allegations came from Mr Ibu’s estranged wife.

Professional Career

Years Active1978 – 2023
  • Mr Ibu has also been a producer in his movies like “Mr Ibu in London” and “Naomi”. Not only that, he was also a writer in “Mr Ibu in London”.

Mr Ibu songs

For a short period, Mr Ibu was serious about pursuing music as his career. In the early 2000s, he came out with his song “This Girl” in 2002 and “Don You Know” in 2004.

Mr Ibu Movies, Videos & TV Shows

YearMovie / Video Title
2020The Album
2018The Eve
2017Uncle Festus
2017London Fever
2017Mr Ibu in Liberia
2017Price of Deceit
2015Honeymoon Guys 2
2015Honeymoon Guys
2014Love Wahala
2013Return of Sherikoko
2013Ibu in Sierra Leone
2013Oga Abuja
2013Gold in Fire
2011Secret Past
2011Open & Close 2
2011Open & Close
2010Sherikoko Highjack
2010Most Wanted Kidnappers 2
2010Most Wanted Kidnappers
2009Yahoozee Prophets 2
2009Yahoozee Prophets
2008The Tusk of Life 2
2008The Tusk of Life
2008Mental Case 2
2008Mental Case
2007Desperate Search 2
2007Desperate Search
2007Bafana Bafana 2
2007Bafana Bafana
2007Keziah 2
2007Toronto Connection 2
2007Toronto Connection
2007How Far? 2
2007How Far?
2007Basket Mouth 2
2007Basket Mouth
2006Men on the Run 2
2006Sweet Mama 2
2006Sweet Mama
2006Dear Mama
2006Store Keeper 2
2006Store Keeper
2006Chelsea/Liverpool 2
2006Four Forty 2
2006Four Forty
2006Final Surrender 2
2006Final Surrender
2006A Fool at 40
2006A Fool at 40 2
2006Over Heat 2
2006Recharge Card 2
2006Brain Wash 2
2006The Journalist
2006The Journalist 2
2006The Return of Mama-G
2006Captain 3
2006Captain 2
2006Recharge Card
2006Over Heat
2006Men on the Run
2006Final Surrender
2006Dear Mama
2005The Councillor
2005The Councillor 2
2005Joshua 2
2005Common Sense
2005Common Sense 2
2005Circles of Live
20059 Wives
2004Mr Ibu 2
2004Dollars from Germany 2
2003Victim of Love
2004Mr. Ibu in London
2004Mr. Ibu
2004James & John
2004Dollars from Germany
2003Police Recruit
2003Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us
2003Fresh Pain
2003Civil War
2003Bullet 2
2003Fresh Pain 2
2001Issakaba 4
2001Issakaba 3
2000Issakaba 2
2000Vuga 2

Political or Social work

Company or Institution for Social Causes
Political Party affiliation or leaning


  • Mr Ibu was in controversy when serious accusations were made against him. These accusations claimed that he slept with his adopted daughter Chioma Jasmine.

Mr Ibu Death

Mr Ibu health deteriorated in November 2023 due to an illness. After that, he had to go through seven surgeries and a leg amputation. Ibu’s family explained that his leg was amputated to keep him alive and to increase his chances of survival. Unfortunately, Mr Ibu (John Okafor) passed away due to a cardiac arrest on 2 March 2024. He was just 62 years old at the time of his passing.

Lifestyle: Mr Ibu Net Worth, Status, Money

Mr Ibu’s net worth is estimated to be around $4.2 million. He was one of the richest actors in the country and had earned most of his money through his acting career in Nollywood movies.

Net Worth (approx)$4.2 million
Salary (approx)

House, Bike, and Car Collection

House or other properties

Awards, Nominations, and Honour

YearAwardAwarding Organization
2014Best ComedianGovernor of Enugu State
Best ComedianAfrica Magic Viewers Choice Awards
2014Best Movie Actor of the YearPeace Ambassadors of Nigeria
2016Award of ExcellenceMagic Lens Africa Film Academy

Likes, Preferences, and Favourites

Music and Songs

Less-known facts about Mr Ibu

Social media accounts

Facebook page
X (formerly Twitter) profile
Instagram page


How old was Mr Ibu?

Mr Ibu was 62 years old at the time of his death.

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