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Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu, has revealed that he is always seen as a foolish and stupid person by most people as a result of the roles he plays in movies.
Mr. Ibu commands a huge fan base and is one of the most popular actors in Nigeria.
The comic actor, who is not entirely happy about his status, said that even when he had something meaningful to say, people don’t take him serious.
He told Punch:
“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 an 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.”