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Nollywood veterans present at late Mr Ibu’s Night of Tribute in Enugu (Photos)

Notable veteran entertainers and colleagues of late actor John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, on Wednesday, June 26th, gathered to pay their respects to the late actor.

Photos and videos that surfaced social media from the event show Mr. Ibu’s family, friends, and well-wishers, all dressed in white, gathered to honour his memory. Colleagues of the late actor, including Charles Awurum, Victor Osuagwu, and Steve Eboh were also in attendance.

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Earlier this month, members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) organised a candlelight procession to pay their last respect to deceased veteran Nollywood stars, which includes, Mr. Ibu, Amaechi Muonagor, and Zulu Adigwe.

The National President of the AGN, Emeka Rollas, alongside veteran actors, Kenneth Okonkwo, Zack Orji, Sidney Idiala led the procession.

The attendees took turns to pay heartfelt tribute to the late thespians for their contributions to the Nigerian film industry.

In her remark, the FCT mayor of AGN, Mercy Salma, said the event was to show appreciation and honour for the life and times of the late actors.

She said, “These are Nollywood veterans that put smiles in the faces of Nigerians during their lifetime, so we should celebrate their legacies and memories.

“They have both the young and the old Nigerians, and even across Africa and beyond as their fans.”

“So this procession is to show that we love them and appreciate their sacrifices and contributions to our industry and nation at large.”

The late comic actor passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, after a prolonged illness which required financial assistance.

In November 2023, his family confirmed that one of his legs had been amputated in a bid to save his life.

 

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