Legendary Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs clocks 75 years old on Tuesdayt the 11th July 2017. The Ogun state born actor is married to iconic actress, Joke Silva.
Silva took to her Instagram handle, to congratulate him. She wrote: “Happy Birthday gorgeous….75 is not beans. Thank you for all you do for me and the kids…the sacrifices. “With you we are always first. Thank you for all you have done for the industry…theatre …film…television. “Here is to many more years of impact. Happy Birthday.”
Jacobs spent his early childhood in Kano and attended Holy Trinity School where he was a member of the debating and drama societies. He was inspired to take a chance with acting when he attended one of Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party at Colonial Hotel in Kano.
Afterwards, he secured a visa and travelled to England to study acting.
He trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He then starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s including: The Goodies, Till Death Us Do Part, Barlow at Large, The Ventures, Angels, 1990, The Tomorrow People, The Professionals.
Jacobs has starred in over 120 Nollywood films. The stage and screen actor who has been in the industry since the 1970’s has remained one of Nollywood’s leading stars and role model.
His marriage to Joke Silva is going strong because they have decided to keep it out of the social media.