John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as “Mr. Ibu” in the Nigerian movie arena, is of the best actors/comedians ever to make a huge impact in Nigeria.
Mr. Ibu was born on October 17, 1961, in Nkanu West, Nigeria.
Mr. Ibu is happily married to Stella Maria Okafor, a British Nigerian born Nollywood actress. She hails from Nnobi, Anambra State, Nigeria, and was born on October 23 in Isolo, Lagos State. Stella Okafor holds a BSc. Nursing degree from London South Bank University, United Kingdom. She is the founder/C.E.O of a non-governmental organization called St Maris Foundation.
Stella got married to John Okafor on 25th May 2015 after a long period of dating. This marriage also happened after John had divorced his first wife and stayed single for six (6) years. In an exclusive interview with Mr. Okafor captured by vanguardngr.com, he said he first met his wife, Stella, sitting and crying after Stella’s boyfriend had broken up with her. John became friends with Stella and helped her overcome her heartbreak. It was this friendship that eventually evolved into their love story. Stella bore John Okafor five(5) children, but unfortunately, the firstborn son passed away.
Interestingly, Mr. Ibu refers to his wife as “first-class” and “queen” mainly due to Stella’s overwhelming beauty.