Mr Ibu’s burial set for June month end

Mr Ibu’s burial set for June month end

LATE Nigerian actor and comedian John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, will be buried at the end of June.

Okafor passed away in March.

According to Nigerian media reports, the Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State, released the funeral details in a statement.

The family stated that it would like to honour Okafor’s loving memory like the hero and legend he has been, leaving a legacy of love, laughter, and liveliness.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and in-law on the 28th of June 2024,” reads the statement.

“Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our icon.”

Five-day burial ceremony
The statement said the burial ceremony would commence on June 25, where a high-profile novelty match will take place.

It will be followed by a session called Mr Ibu’s Night that will involve a candlelight procession and live entertainment.

On June 27, a Christian wake will be held at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West, before the funeral service takes place on June 28.

The five-day burial ceremony will wrap up on June 30 with a church Thanksgiving for family members, friends, and well-wishers.

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