What is actually going on with Nollywood comic actor John Okafor AKA Mr Ibu? Actors in Nollywood easily get pigeon-holed and typecast into certain types of roles. Some actresses are notably known for playing the “sexy girl”, some women are known for playing the role of “the weeping mother”, some actors are known for playing the role of the “bad boy”, and then there are those actors who are known for playing the role of comedian in movies.
Notables names of people who fit this comic role are Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, Nkem Owoh, Ime Bishop Umoh, Francis Odega, Okey Bakassi, and of course, John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu. However, in recent weeks, the internet has been trending after some rather disturbing images and videos surfaced of the actor. These pictures and videos have gotten fans talking and in this conversation, no one is laughing.
Are you ready to see the pictures and videos as well as see what the people are talking about? Then let’s go!
I am sure you are familiar with popular Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu, whose real name is John Okafor. He is a well-known Nollywood comic actor popular for playing the comic role of Mr. Ibu in the very prolific and highly popular comic movie, Mr. Ibu. The actor who is hailed as one of Nigeria’s funniest actors has recently been in the news and this time around, it is not a laughing matter.
Recently, a lot of people have been worried about his health. It all started when this picture started trending all over social media. When you compare this new picture with old pictures of the actor, you can see that there definitely is a huge difference between the two pictures. People, especially his fans have expressed worry about the actors health saying that he is an older man, and shouldn’t be having a tummy like this, stating that the excessive fat in his body could lead to health problems and could ultimately kill him in the process.
Many fans advised the actor to go to a nearby hospital for medical check-up, at least to be sure that all is well with him. People cited risks such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and compromised lung functions as just a few of the issues that could arise if the actor keeps heading in this direction. People didn’t end there, they also said that he should get checked because the tummy fat might increase his risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, colorectal cancer, and can expose him to risk of high blood pressure.
The actor whose comic roles are heavily based on over-eating is now having fans question his decision to only play such roles and worry that these types of roles could be detrimental to his health. People are now asking the prolific actor to step down from taking such roles at least, until he can get his lab tests results back and get his body in check. Some fans wonder if the actor even put on the excess weight purposefully in a bid to get more roles on screen or to seem funnier. They are begging the comic actor not to put his health and body at risk and that he should think about his health and his family first before all of that.
While we don’t know what’s really going on with the comic actor, we agree with the fans that worry about Mr. Ibu present condition. We love Mr. Ibu and want to keep seeing him around. And so we hope that in everything he does, he considers his health and well-being first so he can be around for a very long time to come!
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