I met my father for the first time on his sick bed – Mr Ibu’s first daughter

It is a double tragedy for Amarachi Okafor, the first daughter of the late Nollywood legend, John Okafor aka Mr Ibu, who lamented that she met her father for the first time on his sickbed.

The grieving daughter of Mr Ibu made the revelation at the burial ceremony of the actor, stating that they never had any interactions.

Amarachi lamented that her only memory of her father would be their first meeting on his deathbed.

Expressing regret that their relationship never developed she described her experience as the complete opposite of the grandeur and kindness others associated with Mr. Ibu.

“I’m his first daughter and we had a lot of moments together but I didn’t get to meet him until he was sick in the hospital and that was the first and last time we got to see each other. That’s the only thing I can tell you about our relationship,” she said.

Speaking on how it felt meeting him for the first time, Amarachi added, “Meeting him on a sickbed was so frustrating; it’s not something I love talking about. I just have to accept it the way I saw it.”

On missing out on a relationship with Mr Ibu, she stated, “I’m not happy that I didn’t get to meet him; share that father and daughter relationship very long.”

Her unfortunate revelation has elicited an outpouring of sympathy.