Interview with mr ibu

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SELF
Any reason for that? Hahahahhahaha, well my name is John Okafor Mr ibu
HOW WAS GROWING UP FOR YOU?
My growing up was not easy. It was almost from hand to mouth. My family was almost the poorest by Gods grace we were able to finish elementary school. My siblings and i. my elder brother finished 1973, I finished 1974 then we left home. Well in the process of going to secondary school, we were struggling on our own. I worked in one crate industry in Sapele, I have also worked as a photographer and later as a butcher.
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
I was born October 17th, 1960. Nigeria is just two weeks older than I am.
DO YOU JUST COMEDY MOVIES?
I am a versatile artist. As far as acting is concern, I can go any department. But then, because of the stereotype style of African indust ry, my fans wants me to do something different from comedy. I also MC and stand up comedy.
WEHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE WIDE SPREAD OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN NOLLYWOOD
That is a virus in the industry that I keep telling people that if care is not taken it will kill the industry, and weather we like it or not, it has eaten deep into the industry. Those of them you wont even suspect are practicing it. Very unfortunate, but I tell you that as many that are involved in it will die prematurely.
ARE YOU ALSO FUUNY AT HOME OR ITS JUST IN THE MOVIES?
Yes, My wife laughs intermediately.
WHICH IS YOUR BEST MOVIE?
All my movies are best for me but am yet to do my favourite.
APART FROM THE MOVIES YOU FEATURED IN, WHICH OTHER DO YOU LOVE?
Any good comedy movie done by the that are expected to be there. good comedy or probably international movies. I will watch them and never ever get tired .though I love Alnold swazeneger and I am a huge football fan too.i was also once a boxer. [he laughs] my wife is laughing now because she witnessed the last boxing I had and the result was not good for me at all. Oh my God, you needed to see my face that day, I was even begging the idiot, the bastard continued to pound me like pounded yam. God go punish am. Even my wife follow they beg this man, he refused to stop. My prayer is that his family will watch someone beat him up the way he pounded me. I carry my own punch, I didn’t even release one of my own, I dey beg am, he dey beat me… people wicked. [he kept laughing]
WHAT DO YOU THINK INSPIRED YOUR RISE TO FAME?
God, he has been my source of inspiration, and I also learn from people.
WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND?
My script is my best friend when I am working, but when I get home, my wife becomes my DPO
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
My favourite food is IBU STEW with black plantain and vegetables
WHO WAS THE FIRST WOMAN YOU SLEPT WITH?
Hahahahahahahahhahaha. Please this question should be deposited into my account , I will answer it later.
APART FROM ACTING, WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
I am a football agent. And sports management agent.
HOW DO YOU RELAX WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING
I watch football, and play draft or I play with my kids and my wife.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT NOLLYWOOD SETTLING IN DELTA STATE
When RMD was there, I visited his office and I remember begging him for an office space for AGN [ Actors guild of Nigeria] but up till now they still hold there meetings in hotels which is not proper. There are people whose upbringing and family background makes them uncomfortable being in a hotel, so if we have our office, nobody will be meeting in hotels. I am a member of AGN and people loves us, we offer job opportunities to people, so it wont be a bad idea if the government creates a space for us under the Executive assistant to the Governor on entertainment because that will draw us closer., and yet when they have events they want us to attend. Or is it a taboo for someone to be an artist or comedian? People are there doing theater arts in the universities, where will they go after that? Delta state government should please build an office for actors quild in asaba and if possible donate a bus to us too with AGN Inscribed on it…everywhere change change change, now we don hold change but conductor nor gree carry us. Hahahahahaha.[ laughing]
DO YOU EVER THINK OF SETTLING IN DELTA STATE?
Delta state is my second home. I will make a home in asaba if someone could