Celebrating a movie icon, Olu Jacobs at 75

Posted on July 11 2017 , at 11:50 am
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  • He remains one of Nollywood's most popular actors since he returned to the country back in the '80s.



Legendary actor, Olu Jacobs is 75 years today, July 11, 2017.

Born Oludotun Bayeiwu Jacobs in Abeokuta in Ogun State, Olu Jacobs was trained at prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London in the ’60s.

He later featured in British productions like The Goodies, Till Death Us Do Part, Barlow at Large, The Venturers, Angels, 1990, The Tomorrow People and The Professionals before returning home.

SEE: ‘Happy birthday gorgeous’ Joke Silva gushes over Olu Jacobs as he turns 75

The iconic actor returned to Nigeria in the ’80s and has been one of the most popular actors in the country since then.

He is also one of the most respected individuals in Nollywood having acted in over 100 movies.

In 2007, Olu Jacobs won an AMAA for Best Actor in leading role for his effort in Dancing Heart.

Olu Jacobs is married to another veteran actress, Joke Silva. The couple have two children together.

Happy birthday sir!

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