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Anambra gov, Soludo mourns Mr Ibu 

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Chukwuma Soludo, the Anambra State Governor, has mourned the death of popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, widely known as Mr. Ibu.

Expressing sadness over the actor’s death, Soludo said his death had left a big void in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

He added that Mr Ibu’s comedy, infectious laughter, and captivating screen presence, brought joy and laughter to millions across the country and beyond.

This was contained in a condolence message signed by the governor’s Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime.

“Having acted in over 200 movies in his career, it is acknowledged that the immense contributions Mr Okafor made to the growth and development of Nollywood and the creative industry will remain evergreen.

“His dedication to his craft and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages cemented his place as a true legend of the industry,” he said.

“On behalf of the government and people of Anambra State, Soludo commiserates with Mr. Okafor’s family, friends, and colleagues, including the Actors Guild of Nigeria during this difficult time,” he said.

Soludo recalled that Mr Ibu, who passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024 demonstrated immense strength and resilience during his health challenges and prayed that his spirit of perseverance in the face of adversity would serve as an inspiration to many.

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