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 The family of late Nollywood star actor, John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu has announced June 28 as the burial date for the late movie star  who died recently in Lagos after battles with diabetes.
The family said the late actor will be buried in his hometown Amuri, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
In a conversation with the press, the burial Planning Committee Chairman, Hon Monday Diamond Ani said,Mr. Ibu is going to be buried as a hero because he was a hero.
In a statement from the late actor’s family jointly signed by Elder Sunday Okafor(Mr Ibu’s elder brother) and Mr Ibu’s immediate family, the late actor made his home community, Enugu state, Nigeria and Africa as a whole proud while alive.
“The Okafor family in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West LGA in Enugu State wishes to honour the loving memory of our hero and a legend John Ikechukwu Okafor who even in death has left a legacy of love, laughter and liveliness.
“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our son, husband, father, grandfather,brother, uncle and in-law on the 28th of June 2024. Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our icon,” the statement stated.
According to the statement, the burial ceremony would begin on Tuesday, June 25th with a high profiled novelty match , while on Wednesday, June 26, there would be session called Mr Ibu’s Night,which involves candlelight procession and live entertainment.
On June 27, a Christian Wake-Keep would be held at his compound in Eziokwe Amuri, Nkanu West while the funeral service takes place on June 28.
The 5-day burial ceremony will be wrapped up on Sunday, 30th June with a Church Thanksgiving for family members, friends and well wishers
Members of the Burial Committee include; Hon Monday Diamond Ani, Chairman Burial Committee, Dame Ugochi Madueke Hon Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Enugu State (Member),Mr Emeka Rollas National President Actors Guild of Nigeria (Member), Nkem Owo(Member),Patience Ozokwor(Member),Steve Ebo “Ajibo”(Member),Chukwuma Ephraim Okenwa (Member),Brown Eneh Enugu State Chairman AGN(Member),AB Cowboy, Christiana Ozioma Ejioofor(Secretary),Chief Frank Obasi “Toscana Hotel” (Member),Chief Alexander Nwokeabia “Ejiamatu”(Member),Chief John Onwubuya(Member) Fred Bright(Member),St Mathew Aniemeka(Member) and host of others .

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Family Announces Burial Arrangement For Nollywood Actor, Muonagor

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The family of the late Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, has announced his burial date.

According to a burial poster signed by his family, the legendary actor would be buried in his hometown in Ugamuma village, Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

According to the poster, friends, fans, and well-wishers are invited to join the family in paying their final respects to the late actor, “whose contributions to the film industry have left an indelible mark”.

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The poster indicated that the burial ceremony will commence on Thursday, June 20, 2024, with a service of songs at his residence by 6pm

On Friday, June 21, 2024, the funeral service will begin at 7am, with the body leaving Crown Hospital Mortuary to his residence for lying in state.

The burial service will follow at 10 am at his residence, Nze Amaechi Muonagor, School of Health, Ugamuma Obosi.

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Interment will take place immediately after the service at his compound in Ugamuma village.

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The ceremony will conclude with an outing thanksgiving service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ugamuma Obosi, on Sunday, June 23, 2024, by 10 am.

The poster read partly, “The entire family of Z.O. Muonagor of Umuokor sub-family Umudulor in Ugamuma village, Obosi, wishes to honour the loving memory of our son, father, husband, brother, and uncle, Nze Amaechi Muonago.

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“Even in death, he has left a legacy of love and exceptional artistry that will be cherished forever.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our beloved son, husband, father, brother, and uncle. Join us in celebrating the life of a Nollywood icon.”

The actor died on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the age of 67, after suffering from protracted kidney-related issues, diabetes, and stroke.

Before his death, the deceased was known for his mastery in interpreting roles in movies and endeared himself to audiences with his versatility in both comical and epic movies.

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Otedola Daughter, DJ Cuppy Appointed By British Monarchy, Father Congratulates Her

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Billionaire businessman, Femi Otodola has congratulated his daughter, Florence Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, on her recent appointment as King’s Trust International Ambassador to King Charles III.

The British monarch King Charles III had invited DJ Cuppy to a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of The King’s Trust Awards 2024.

Sharing a picture from his daughter’s meeting with King Charles III via his Instagram page, Otedola lauded DJ Cuppy for “brilliantly” representing Nigeria and congratulated her on her new role as Trust International Ambassador.

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He captioned the photo, “Our CuppyMusic is going places! His Majesty King Charles III invited Ms Cuppy to Buckingham Palace, and she represented us brilliantly [Nigeria flag emoji].

“Congratulations on your new role as a King’s Trust International Ambassador.”

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Tears, As Jnr. Pope Is Laid To Rest In Enugu

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The sleepy town of Uwala Abaka, Ukehe, in Nsukka, Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, was enveloped by sadness and grief, as the remains of one of their illustrious sons, actor John Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope was laid to rest.

The burial rites commenced at 10 am with a commendation mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Ukehe, and lying-in-state at his father’s compound, where family members, well-wishers, colleagues and friends had the final glimpse of the late actor before the body was moved to a private venue for internment at about 1.30 pm.

The atmosphere at the burial ceremony was somber as colleagues and fans gathered to pay their final respects to the late actor.

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The late actor’s wife, Jennifer Awele couldn’t back tears as she was sighted weeping profusely at the commencement of the final funeral procession.

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Her first son, who was trying to console his mother by wiping the tears off her face, equally broke down in tears. Unfortunately, some of the A-list actors and actresses, including the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, were visibly missing at the burial ceremony.

The 43-year-old actor died alongside four other people on April 10, after their boat capsized in the Anam River, in Anambra State, while returning from a movie shoot.

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Speaking at the burial ceremony, veteran actress Rita Edochie said that she was heartbroken when she heard the sad news of Junior Pope’s death.

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