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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Femi Jacobs

The Nollywood actor and singer, Femi Jacobs born as Oluwafemisola Jacobs on 8 May in Nigeria. He broke into the Nigerian entertainment limelight after he starred in the 2012 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film, The Meeting, alongside Rita Dominic and Jide Kosoko. He also trained as a pilot in South Africa, stopping short of a commercial pilot license. He won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards. The dapper actor and singer has definitely paved a successful path for himself in the entertainment industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Nigerian actor and singer, Femi Jacobs:

1. Femi Jacobs born as Oluwafemisola Jacobs on 8 May in Nigeria.

2. He studied Mass Communication at Lagos State University and Marketing Management at Lagos Business School.

3. He also trained as a pilot in South Africa, stopping short of a commercial pilot license.

4. He broke into the Nigerian entertainment limelight after he starred in the 2012 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film, The Meeting, which featured Rita Dominic and Jide Kosoko.

5. He later was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for his role in the film, The Meeting.

6. He also won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards.

7. He has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Jide Kosoko, Rita Dominic, Linda Ejiofor, Kehinde Bankole and Collins Richard to mention a few.

8. He also received nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Film at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, for Favourite Male African International Emerging Screen Talent at the 2014 Screen Nation Awards and for Best Supporting Actor of the Year at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.

9. He mentioned in an interview that he views acting “as an effective medium to preach morals”.

10. He also starred in the 2015 Nigerian romantic comedy thriller film, The Visit. He played the role of Chid Nebo.

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