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Many people think am foolish because of the roles I play in movies – John Okafor

John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
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Nollywood Celebrity Gist: Popular Comic Actor John Okafor is no doubt one of the funniest actors in the movie industry and due his hilarious way of life, many think he is foolish and illiterate.

Comic actor John Okafor

Comic actor John Okafor

Mr Ibu as he is fondly called revealed that his comic way of acting has affected his relationship with his fans negatively because they make fun of him and don’t take what says serious.

This was what he said in a recent interview with The Punch:

“A lot of people think i’m stupid and foolish because of the roles i play in movies. At times, when i have something meaningful to say, people don’t take me serious as they think am cracking jokes. People also think am illiterate but that’s not true.
I come from a humble background and i struggled a lot while growing up. My parents weren’t well to do so i had to hustle to get whatever i wanted by myself. We are basically living from hand to mouth and our situation was quite pathetic. However, despite our lack, i still considered education as a priority and i always had it my mind that i would keep learning. I attended the Institute of Management and technology for Tertiary Education though i was a Part-time student.
Due to lack of funds, there were times i had to stop schooling but i always continued after sometime.
What a lot of people don’t know about me is that i’m a deep thinker and meditate on issues….” – John Okafor

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John Okafor officially marries his wife Stella Maris Okafor.

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