Veteran Nollywood actor and comedian, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has celebrated his 62nd birthday in an undisclosed hospital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a video posted on the actor’s official Instagram page @realmrIbu on Wednesday showed him in celebration, surrounded by his family members.
The comic actor was in hospital garments sitting on the bed, with a cart carrying his birthday cake and some drinks in his front, as his family members sang the ‘Happy Birthday’ song to him.
Okafor, evidently in discomfort, weakly muttered the song along while holding a knife in the cake.
The trendy video has generated reactions from his fans, with many extending their goodwill messages, birthday wishes and “Get well soon” prayers to him.
Okafor, who hails from Enugu State, was born on Oct. 17, 1961, and he is reputed to have featured in over 200 Nollywood movies.
Some of his movies include Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr. Ibu in London and Keziah, among others.