Nigerians pray for veteran actor, Mr Ibu as he marks his 62nd birthday in a hospital bed with Family [video]

Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, professionally known as Mr. Ibu, celebrated his 62nd birthday with his family members and some friends in his hospital bed on Tuesday 17th of October.

A video was streamed live on the official Instagram page of the actor showing him in a hospital. A cake and packs of juice to spice up the celebration were put before him to mark the day. People present with the actor sang some birthday songs for him in a bid to cheer him up.

In the video, which was posted on the actor’s Instagram account on Tuesday, he was seen in the hospital putting on a patient gown with some of his relatives around to celebrate his birthday.


The actor has been ill for a while. Nigerians took to social media to send their best wishes to him as he battles the ailment.

Reacting to the video, @Kotosiafaze wrote, “Watching the people who made your childhood memorable get sick and old is kinda heartbreaking, I pray he receives a miracle and gets healed.”

Another user, @Sormmasharon1 tweeted, “He is still sick? Thought he has recovered ????????May God bless him with more years even as he celebrates his Birthday ???? I wish him quick recovery.????”


@Temi_forte, wrote, “It’s heartbreaking to see him like this. ???? Happy birthday Mr. Ibu ????.”

“I wish him quick recovery..he doesn’t look too good. Abeg i know wan hear any bad news o. God please ???? protect him.” @Campeones287 prayed.

@Chijiokemartin9 wrote, “Ibu is always getting hospitalized off late. I pray he gets well from this sickness. Happy birthday.”

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