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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olu Jacobs

The Nollywood veteran and Nigeria’s most respected actors in the industry, Olu Jacobs was born as Oludotun Jacobs on 11 July 1942 in Ogun State, Nigeria to parents Egba Alake. In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading RoleHe was honoured with the Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. There is no doubt that respected 73-years-old veteran actor has definitely paved a successful path for many actors and actresses in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the respected Nollywood veteran actor, Olu Jacobs:

1. Olu Jacobs was born as Oludotun Jacobs on 11 July 1942 in Ogun State, Nigeria to parents Egba Alake.

2. He attended the Holy Trinity School in Kano, Nigeria. He also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

3. He has starred in several British television series and international films including The Goodies, Til Death Us Do Part and The Tomorrow People.

4. In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

5. He is married to Nollywood actress Joke Silva and they are blessed with two children.

6. He mentioned in an interview that his first movie was produced by AA production; the film was titled “Vigilante”.

7. He was honoured with the Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

8. He has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Silva Joke, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Chiwetalu Agu and Genevieve Nnaji to mention a few.

9. He mentioned in an interview that his parents did not support his dream of becoming an actor.

10. He has starred in over 150 Nollywood films and he is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most respected actors in the industry.

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