“People Do Not Take Me Serious”- John Okafor
John Okafor famously known as Mr Ibu, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters.
The talented actor who is not entirely happy about his status, said that even when he had something meaningful to say, people do not take him serious.
In an interview with ‘Punch’, He said “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 I’m cracking jokes. People also think that I’m 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 were 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 at the back of my mind that I would keep learning. I attended the Institute of Management and Technology for my tertiary education though I was a part-time student.”
The ‘Mr Ibu In London’ actor is married to Stella Maris Okafor and they have three children.