Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, Celebrated her husband Olu Jacobs as he turned 79 on July 11.
The actress took to her Instagram page to wish him a happy birthday, In her post, she poured out a lot of good wishes.
”Celebrations galore….Joy joy joy with joy my heart is ringing Joy Joy Joy His love for us is known….HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sir J _olujacobs Here is to Good Health, sound mind abundance and long life.”
Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, (born 11 July 1942), known professionally as Olu Jacobs, is a Nigerian actor and film executive. He has starred in several British television series and international films.
Olu Jacobs has been hailed by many as one of the greatest and most widely respected African actors of his generation. He is considered by several media, film commentators, critics, and other actors to be one of the most influential African actors of all time, and is widely regarded as a cultural icon. He is seen as the bridge between the old Actors and the new ones.
Jacobs has made his mark in Nigeria’s movie industry, with more than 40 years of acting experience. He was trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, England, worked with various repertoire theatres in Britain, and starred in some international movies.
In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Olu Jacobs has distinguished himself as a godfather in Nollywood, paving a path for many emerging actors and actresses in the industry. His love for acting was inspired by the late legendary filmmaker Hubert Ogunde.