Popular Nigerian actor, John Ikechukwu Okafor better known as Mr.Ibu is not happy about the fact that people regard him as stupid due to the roles he plays in movies.
According to Mr. Ibu, the fact that comedy is his preferred style of play does not make him stupid. The 51- year old actor who was in Accra as a guest of Ghana Movie Awards 2012 told Showbiz, “If you are dealing with me, you just have to get it right or you won’t like me at all. Those who are close to me know I am a different person when I am not on set”.
The veteran actor said he could play any role given to him but he is more comfortable playing comedy roles in movies.
Asked whether he expects people who watch his movies to take him serious, Mr. Ibu said if you consider him stupid then he remains stupid in your eyes but if you see him a wise person that is up to you, “I just want to make people happy”, he said.
Giving an account of one embarrassing situation he once faced, Mr. Ibu told Showbiz he went to town to watch a football match just like every other sports enthusiast. But to his shock, when the crowd saw him, they left the football match and started running towards him to the point that even the referee had to stop the match to also catch a glimpse of him.
Mr. Ibu who has featured in movies like Mr. Ibu, Jealousy, Vuga, Sheri Coco among others said he is grateful to the late Sam Loco Efe for introducing him into the movie industry.
Married with two kids, Mr. Ibu said the people he loves to play in movies with are Okey Bakasi, Nkem Owoh and Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw.
Besides acting, Mr. Ibu is a football player agent and performs MC roles for programmes.
Source: Graphic Showbiz
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