The family of the late Nollywood icon, John Okafor, fondly known as Mr. Ibu, has announced the scheduled date for his burial in a statement.

As per a family statement regarding the funeral arrangements, the late Nollywood icon John Okafor, affectionately known as Mr. Ibu, will be laid to rest on June 28, 2024, in his hometown of Amuri, located in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The Okafor family of Eziokwe Amuri expressed their intention to honor the cherished memory of John Ikechukwu Okafor, emphasizing his enduring legacy of love, laughter, and vibrancy even after his passing.

The family cordially invites all to join them in commemorating their son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and in-law on the designated date, June 28, 2024.


Mr. Ibu passed away last month while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

The funeral arrangements will begin with a notable novelty match on Tuesday, June 25th, followed by Mr. Ibu’s Night on Wednesday, June 26th, which will include a candlelight procession and live entertainment.

A Christian wake is planned for June 27th at his residence in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, and the funeral service will take place on June 28th.

The 5-day burial ceremony will conclude on Sunday, June 30th, with a church thanksgiving service attended by family members, friends, and well-wishers.

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