John Okafor Net Worth

John Okafor Net Worth, Source of Income and Bio


John Ikechukwu Okafor (born 17 October 1961) was popularly known as as Mr Ibu; he was a Nigerian actor, businessman, and comedian. He was also a musician.

John Okafor Net Worth


  • Full Name: John Ikechukwu Okafor
  • Stage Name: Mr. Ibu
  • Born: 17 October 1961 (age 62 years old)
  • Place of Birth: Nkanu West, Enugu, Nigeria
  • State Of Origin: Enugu State
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: Queen Chioma Egboh
  • Wife • Spouse: Stella Maris Okafor (m. 2015)
  • Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
  • Children: Emmanuel Mandela Okafor, Chelsea Okafor, Jay Jay Okafor
  • Occupation: Actor • Comedian
  • Net Worth: US$3.5 million

Early Life & Education

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor hails from Nkanu West L.G., Enugu State. He was born on the 17th of October, 1961. He has a sister whose name is Queen Chioma Egboh. He is dead after battling a longtime illness.

After elementary school, in 1974, he moved to Sapele to stay with his brother after his father’s demise. In Sapele, he did menial jobs to sponsor himself to school and support his family.

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor then worked as a hairstylist, ventured into photography, and worked in a company that produces crates. After secondary school, he was admitted into the Yola College of Education but pulled out due to financial difficulties.

He later enrolled in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).


John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor has acted in over 200 movies, including Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), and Keziah (2007).

He has worked in Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS). While he was there, he was a member of the cast in the soap opera Ogbu Anyanwu and Kwere Kira.

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Also, John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor was once a martial artist. He practiced Shotokan Karate for 16 years and got a black belt in 1983. He is also a member of the Karate Federation of Nigeria.

According to him, he was the first instructor who taught Karate in federal government colleges in Nigeria. John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor used to be a trader. He collaborated with some of his friends.

They bought pretty used shoes, shirts, medical equipment, and other utensils from Niger and sold them in Nigeria.

Personal Life

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor was married to Stella Maris Okafor, an actress, and a model. Their marriage was blessed with four children, namely Emmanuel Mandela Okafor, Chelsea Okafor, and Jay Jay Okafor.

Mr Ibu’s hobbies were driving, cracking jokes, playing draft, and watching football.


  • Agony, 1998
  • Vuga, 2000
  • Police Recruit, 2003
  • Nicodemus, 2003
  • Ngozi: Abeg Marry Us, 2003
  • Naomi, 2003
  • Informant, 2003
  • Fresh Pain, 2003
  • Civil War, 2003
  • Bullet, 2003
  • Unbreakable, 2004
  • Mr. Ibu in London, 2004
  • Mr. Ibu, 2004
  • James & John, 2004
  • Mr. Ibu, 2004
  • James & John, 2004
  • Dollars from Germany, 2004
  • The Councillor, 2005
  • Joshua, 2005
  • Common Sense, 2005
  • Circles of Live, 2005
  • 9 Wives, 2005
  • The Return of Mama-G, 2006
  • The Journalist, 2006
  • Sweet Mama, 2006
  • Store Keeper, 2006
  • Recharge Card, 2006
  • Over Heat, 2006
  • Men on the Run, 2006
  • Four Forty, 2006
  • Final Surrender, 2006
  • Dear Mama, 2006

Awards & Nominations

  • Best Comedian by the Governor of Enugu State
  • Best comedian by Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Best Movie Actor of the Year, Peace Ambassadors of Nigeria, 2014
  • Award of Excellence Magic Lens Africa Film Academy, 2016

Net Worth

John ‘Mr. Ibu’ Okafor was estimated to have a net worth of US$3.5 million.

Aside from his acting career, he had endorsements deals with Merrybet and GoTV in 2014.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @realmribu

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