Mr Ibu Kenya Visit — Ace Nigerian comedy actor John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu is currently in Kenya.
As reported about a week ago, the multi-award winning Nigerian actor is in town to attend a “Peace Concert.”
The concert is aimed at preaching peace, unity and love throughout Kenya as the August polls loom. This would be the first time such event would be attended by Nigerian celebrities.
The two-day event will be held first in Nairobi at Uhuru Gardens on the 7th of July and secondly in Mombasa at Coast Car Park Saturday, June 8th.
Mr Ibu didn’t come alone though. Other Nigerian artists in town to attend the event include the hot Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh as well as drama veterans Kenneth Okonkwo and Bruno Iwuoha.
The event would also see performances by Kenya’s very own Jaguar, Tonny Nyadundo, Willy Paul, Size 8, Tonny Nyadundo and more.
Mr Ibu has already given interviews to a couple of media houses, among them Radio Africa Group. Journalists have taken to their social media pages to share photos of themselves with the Police Recruit actor.
Asked about what brought him to the country, Ibu simply said “plane” before saying that the flight ticket he came with was from Dr Nelson. On a more serious note, Ibu said he was in the nation to promote peace.
“Why you dey fight, no need for violence. I support peace and that’s why I am here and am advising all Kenyans to please embrace peace,” the funnyman said.
Apart from the Peace Concert, Ibu revealed that other business interests brought him to town. He said that Nollywood is looking to do more movies with Kenyans and that a Kenya-Nigerian movie featuring Koni Kabari has already been made.
“We have started a collabo with Kenyan artists,” Ibu said.
“We’ve already shot a movie with Koni Kabari. We are making a script for Kenya for both professional and unprofessional artists.”
Ibu went on to dish details about his career journey so far.
“My career has been a very sweet one in heaven through hell. I grew up with my grandfather. I stayed with him and he impacted all these things in me. I then became stupid professionally. But then you must be very well schooled,” Ibu said.
Ibu also commended the development of Kenya, saying that the country looks way better than the last time he visited.
He further joked that he can now take a wife from the East African country.