John Okafor AKA Mr Ibu Talks About His Poor Background and Growing Up Experience

By on December 23, 2014

Mr Ibu sure had a rough time growing up. This comedian and Nollywood actor has seen it all. Here is what he has to say about growing up.


Once you are poor you are poor. You will be forced to see so many things from another angle. My father stopped training me when I was still very small. He died in 1975. That was how we became fathers to each other and to our mum. I was training myself in secondary school. I was doing all sorts of odd jobs.

I sold fire wood, I did hair dressing, I was assembling wooden crates of minerals, I was involved in the snapping of wait-and-take pictures; I was a butcher; if you want to kill a goat, cow, pig, etc, I would do it for you, cut it to your desired sizes, and take it to your place. That was how I was surviving.


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