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‘They Brought Joy To Nigerians’ — Tinubu Mourns Mr Ibu, Sisi Quadri

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President Bola Tinubu has mourned Tolani ‘Sisi Quadri‘ Oyebamiji and John ‘Mr Ibu‘ Okafor, the Nollywood actors.




Sisi Quadri died on Friday and was buried the following day in his hometown.

The cause of his death, however, remained unclear.

Mr Ibu, on the other hand, was confirmed dead in the late hours of Saturday after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

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In a statement on Sunday, through Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, Tinubu hailed the two “thespians for bringing joy and relief to millions of Nigerians”.

The president said the legacies of Sisi Quadri and Ibu will “live on and remain an inspiration and a fount of good cheer for many”.




“President Bola Tinubu receives with deep sadness the news of the passing of two of Nigeria’s ace comic actors, John Okafor, famously known as Mr. Ibu, and Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, popularly known as Sisi Quadri,” the statement reads in part.




“President Tinubu condoles with the families of these gifted thespians who brought joy and relief to millions of Nigerians by the exercise of their geniuses.




“The President exhorts the bereaved to take solace in the truth that even though these beloved Nigerians have passed on, they will always live through their works which will remain an inspiration and a fount of good cheer for many.




“The President also commiserates with the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), and the entire creative community, assuring them of his support, thoughts, and prayers in this time of grief.




“President Tinubu prays for the peaceful repose of the souls of the departed and comfort for all those in mourning.”


Tributes have continued to pour in for the late actors.