The Nigerian movie industry which is also known as Nollywood has most respected actors who have made great impact in the industry. They are no doubt Nollywood legends of our time and Olu Jacobs is among them. But have you seen this Nollywood great icon recently?
Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs who is popularly called Olu Jacobs is a prominent Nigerian actor and film executive. He is one of the most influential and respected actors in Nigeria together with Pete Edochie. He often play the role of a king and a ritualist in movies.
Olu Jacobs who will be clocking 79 years old by this July, as he was born on the 11th of July 1942 in Ogun State, Nigeria, to his parents Mr and Mrs Egba Alake. He grew up in Kano State where he schooled.
After completing his secondary school education at Holy Trinity School in Kano State, he traveled to England where he studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
In 1970s, Olu Jacobs appeared in lot of British television series and international films such as The Tomorrow People, The Goodies and so on. Olu Jacobs in the cause of his acting career has featured in more than 150 Nollywood movies. He has also won several awards including the 2007 African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and so many others.
The veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs is happily married to his beautiful wife, Joke Silva, who is also a Nollywood actress. Their union is blessed with three lovely children (two sons and a daughter).
In 2020, there were rumours of Olu Jacobs death, but actress Kemi Lala was the first person to reject the report as the Nollywood legend is still alive.
Checkout his recent photos below:
His legacy can never be forgotten in Nollywood.
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