BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Veteran Nollywood actor, Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs popularly known as Olu Jacobs is 74 today. The actor was born on July 11, 1942 to an Egba family.
He spent his early childhood in Kano where he first discovered his love for acting after he attended a party organised by one of the front liners of the Nigerian movie industry, late Hubert Ogunde.
He is an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has starred in several British TV shows and series and Nollywood movies. Olu Jacobs has also won a number of awards including Best Actor In a Leading Role at the 2007 AMAA for his role in Dancing Heart, Industry Merit Award at the 2013 AMVCA and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 AMAA.
He is married to veteran actress Joke Silva and they have been married for over 30 years. They are blessed with children and grandchildren.
Read his wife’s birthday message to him on Instagram below: