Soludo Mourns Nollywood Legend, Mr Ibu

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has expressed profound sadness over the shocking news of the death of veteran Nollywood actor, Mr. John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, on Saturday March 2, 2024.

The press secretary to the governor, Mr. Christian Aburime, made Soludo’s views known in a statement made available to NewsProbe on Sunday.

In the statement, Soludo regrets that Mr. Okafor’s passing has left a significant void in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The Governor further recalls that the late actor’s comedic genius, infectious laughter, and captivating screen presence brought joy and laughter to millions across the country and beyond.

Governor Soludo noted that 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.

The Governor remarked that 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.

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

Recalling the immense strength and resilience the late actor demonstrated during his health challenges, the governor prayed that his spirit of perseverance in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to all.

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