Mr Ibu’s family releases burial plan for late Nollywood veteran

The family of late Nollywood veteran actor, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, has released his burial arrangement.

Baring last minute changes, the late actor will be buried on June 28 at his hometown Amuri, in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The burial arrangement was jointly signed by Elder Sunday Okafor (Mr Ibu’s elder brother) and Mr Ibu’s immediate family.

 According to the family, the late Ibu made his home community, Enugu state, Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole proud while alive.

The statement reads: “The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State wishes to honour the loving memory of our hero and a legend John Ikechukwu Okafor who even in death has left a legacy of love, laughter and liveliness.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our son, husband, father, grandfather,brother, uncle and in-law on the 28th of June 2024.

“Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our icon.”

According to the burial arrangements, the burial ceremony would begin on Tuesday, June 25th with a high profiled novelty match, while on Wednesday, June 26, there would be session called Mr Ibu’s Night, which involves candlelight procession and live entertainment.

On June 27, a Christian Wake-Keep would be held at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West while the funeral service takes place on June 28.

The five-day burial ceremony will be wrapped up on Sunday, 30th June with a Church Thanksgiving for family members, friends and well wishers.

The burial committee will be chaired by Hon. Monday Diamond Ani.

Some of the members of the burial committee include; Dame Ugochi Madueke, Hon Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Enugu State (Member); Mr Emeka Rollas, National President Actors Guild of Nigeria (Member); Nkem Owoh (Member); Patience Ozokwor (Member); Steve Ebo “Ajibo” (Member).

Others are: Chukwuma Ephraim Okenwa (Member); Brown Eneh, Enugu State Chairman AGN (Member); AB Cowboy, Christiana Ozioma Ejioofor (Secretary); Chief Frank Obasi “Toscana Hotel” (Member); Chief Alexander Nwokeabia “Ejiamatu” (Member); Chief John Onwubuya (Member); Fred Bright (Member) and Mathew Aniemeka (Member).

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