Conceived, Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs then again affectionately alluded to as Olu Jacobs, is an professional movie entertainer and movie chief who has highlighted in many movement pictures, each at domestic and abroad.
The veteran entertainer is recognized to be one of the nice and most considered entertainers across Africa.
The following are eight matters to be conscious of the great artist:
His people are from Egba Ake, additionally known as Egba Alake, a city which is one of the 5 segments of Egbaland. In any case, he spent his formative years in Kano and went to the Holy Trinity gathering of faculties at Tudun Wada, Kano, a faculty claimed via the Cathedral Church of Holy Trinity. In school, he was once an character from the ensemble, dance gathering and exhibit bunch.
The artist was once first enlivened to act after he went to one of Chief Hubert Ogunde’s exhibit parties, at present regarded as Ogunde Theater at Colonial Hotel in Kano.
In a meeting, Jacobs made experience of how the fundamental every year birthday celebration of Chief Robert Ogunde which he joined in, roused him to be an entertainer, he said; “At some point, I was once despatched on a venture and I heard this tune coming from the rear of a truck. I picked one of the flyers and noticed Ogunde Concert Party. Then I put it in my pocket. At the factor when I lower back home, I known as my mother and stated I noticed this, and she stated they commonly come consistently. I stated I would go, and we as a entire went. It used to be performed in one hotel referred to as Colonial Hotel. They have been shifting and speaking and at any place used to be blasting. My father and the household had been talking, but I did not talk. I used to be looking at the air. Then the mild went off and the stage mild got here up. Furthermore, they did what Ogunde known as the preliminary pleasure (start of the show). That was once the factor I determined I would be an entertainer.”
Olu Jacobs later acquired a visa and made a day out to England the place he centred on acting. The entertainer made experience of that his dad was once in no way on the facet of him concentrating on acting, he moreover published how he took off from domestic to England with the help of his senior siblings. Jacobs organized at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
During his go to in London, Jacobs highlighted in a few British community suggests and sequence throughout the Seventies along with The Goodies (1971), Till Death Us, Do Part(1974), Barlow at Large(1975), The Venturers(1975), Angels(1976), 1990(1978), The Tomorrow People (1975), The Professionals(1979) and some more).
Olu Jacob’s appearing career can be traced all the way returned to north of fifty years, being possibly of the most professional entertainer in the Nigerian movie industry, and being the extension between the historical and new entertainers. In 2016, he was once consulted with the Lifetime Achievement Awards via The Africa Movie Academy Awards, prevalently regarded as AMAA.
In 1989, Olu Jacobs wedded Nollywood diva Joke Silva. During a meeting, he made feel of that he in the beginning met the entertainer when he received returned to Nigeria from England to play a lead job in Wole Soyinka’s The Trials of Brother Jero. He in addition made feel of that the primary day he met Joke Silva was once the factor at which he realized she used to be the nice person for him, depicting how drawn in he used to be to her.
Regardless of his superior age, the veteran entertainer has highlighted in a few motion pictures at some point of the ’20s, well-known movement images including, Oloibiri(2015), Dry(2014), The antique(2014), Dry(2014), and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel(2017).
The octogenarian has been revered with a few honors in the path of his lifestyles amongst which include the esteemed Industry Merit Award for awesome accomplishments in appearing at the 2013 Annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.