I am not applying for financial aid, Mr. Ibu speaking from the hospital.

Nollywood actor and comedian John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, who is currently receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at Zenith Kidney and Medical Centre, Abuja, has stated that he is not seeking financial help from anyone to pay your medical bills. Ibu’s health problems came to light on Wednesday after a video of him jokingly begging his daughter to take her medication, as he has a phobia of taking drugs on her behalf, surfaced online and subsequently went viral. The video may have led some of his fans to believe that the comedian was asking for financial support to help cover his medical bills. It is common in Nigeria for artists who have fallen on hard times to request financial support from their fans and the public. Some veteran artists who have recently sought help for health issues include popular Yoruba Nollywood villain Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, Emeka Ani, Duro Michael, among others. Mr. Ibu in sick bed Responding to comments that he posted his hospital interaction with his daughter in a bid to solicit financial support, the 60-year-old actor, who looked pale and sickly, said that was far from the truth. However, he added that even though he wasn’t asking for financial help, that doesn’t mean his friends shouldn’t give him money when they visit him in the hospital. ALSO READ: Ibu debunks report of him having a stroke “Some people have sold me like that, they don’t even want to know about me, all they do is sell me for free to the devil, it won’t work, God has raised me up. I’m not going anywhere to beg money from anyone, I’m not saying that all my friends who are supposed to visit me and give to me can’t give to me, they can give to me; no problem, but it is not as critical as they say, so anyone who criticizes my illness, stop. Mr. Ibu is one of the most talented Nigerian comedic characters in Nollywood; his ingenuity in acting earned him the name ‘Mr Ibu’. Mr. Ibu made a name for himself as a comedian whose acting is often characterized by stupidity. The Enugu-born actor has appeared in over 200 Nollywood films including Mr Ibu (2004), Mr Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, Mr Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003) , 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006), and Keziah (2007). Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; I am not applying for financial aid, Mr. Ibu speaking from the hospital.