Friday 20th October, 2017
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People think I'm stupid, foolish, illiterate because of my movie roles - Mr Ibu

People think I'm stupid, foolish, illiterate because of my movie roles - Mr Ibu

Popular Nigerian 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 he is one of the most popular actors in Nigeria, however the comic actor, is not entirely happy about his status, stating that even when he had something meaningful to say, people don’t take him serious.
According to him in a recent Tv interview, “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,” he stressed.
 

 

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