“You will always be remembered” – Nigerian artist pays tribute to Mr Ibu as he paints his portrait on house wall (Video)

A talented Nigerian artist has paid homage to late legend Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, with a stunning wall portrait.

In a video making the rounds online, the young talent took to his TikTok, @bamaiyidanladi, as he showcased creative touches, painting Mr Ibu’s portrait on a house wall.

It was a dark moment in the Nollywood industry and fans alike on March 2, 2024 as the 62-year-old veteran actor died at Evercare Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, at a result of cardiac arrest.

Family, friends and fans mourned the death of Mr Ibu, who graced the Nollywood screen for more than 40 years, with many recounting how the actor made their childhood memorable.

The artist also joined in mourning as he shared video showing him working on the portrait and other unfinished parts in honor of the late actor.

He captioned the video, “In honor of the legend, Mr. Ibu, I am printing this tribute mural on this wall. A great actor who made our childhood memories fun.”

“An actor who made us laugh so hard. A legend who inspired an entire generation of movie stars. Forever in our hearts, forever in our memories. You’ll never be forgotten.”

His post ignited massive reactions among comment sections. Many hailed the young man for his great creativity.

Watch the video below:


Part 4: Join me as I pay homage to the legendary comic actor, Mr. lou, through this mural painting. His timeless humor brought joy to countless lives, and it’s an honor to immortalize him on this wall. Let’s cherish his memory together. Rest in power Mr Ibu May your memory be a blessing. You will never be forgotten, Thank you for all the memories. Thank you🙏 #ripmribu #johnokafor #mribu #jasmine #Art #Painting #Nollywood #nollywoodactor #nigeriantiktok #bamaiyidanladiart

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Some reactions are shown below:

mogvic said, “Kenyans are coming. Mr.Ibu was and is still a legend”.

Melvin said, “Zambian southern Africa 🇿🇲🇿🇲🇿🇲”.

Justcallmhe Wise Kin said, “Super great work ❤️”.

Edrick Simusokwe said, “Nice tribute keep up the good work bro”.

Ju$t_o$hObAnTeE said, “God bless u deeply… more wins bros…”

fr_izibeya said, “God bless you, we can see the effort, love, respect and commitment you’ve put into this work. May you live long, in good health and bliss. Amen!!!”