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Happy 75th birthday to Nollywood Legend Olu Jacobs (Born July 11)

Happy 75th birthday to Nollywood Legend Olu Jacobs (Born July 11)
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NOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: Today, we celebrate with the Nollywood Legendary Actor, Stage Director and Producer – Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs as marks his 75th birthday. He born on the 11th of July 1942, at his hometown in Abeoukuta Ogun State.

Olu Jacobs

Nollywood Legend Olu Jacobs

The veteran actor began his acting career after studing at the Loyal Academy Dramatic Arts in London. He starred in various British television series and shows in the 70’s. He has also featured in several local and international movies.

Known as a father in the industry, he has received lots of awards for his achievements. Some of his awards includes: Best Actor for leading role at the 2007 African Movie Academy Award. Five Continent Best Actor Award and life time achievement in Cameroon and Ghana.
Merit award at the 2013 AMCVA and 2016 AMAA.

Interesting facts about Olu Jacobs

Veteran Nollywood Actor Olu Jacobs

The talented actor is married to the Nollywood veteran actress, producer and director – Joke Silva for over 30 years and they are blessed with 2 sons. Their marriage remains one of the most best in the industry. They own the Lufodo Group which comprises of Lufodo Productions, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, Lufodo Consult and Lufodo distributions.

Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva Pictures

Photo of Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs

The star who is famous for his kingship roles in movies remains a role model and source of inspiration to many young stars.

Wishing him God’s continuous blessing, longlife and good health!

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Joan Nwankwo is a founding member and blogger at Nollywood Community, a Nigerian online community for sharing and discussing all things Nollywood. I enjoy blogging about our Nollywood Celebrities! 🙌

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