News has it that the death has occured of Nigeria’s veteran actor, Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, popularly known as Olu Jacobs has occured.
However, yet to be confirmed from family sources.
The veteran actor was said to have died today in his home after a brief illness according to the news going round.
Olu Jacobs who was born on the 11th of July ,1942 is an internationally acclaimed Nigerian actor and film executive, who got inspired at a young age to walk the path of acting by the late Herbert Ogunde.
He starred in several British television series and international films. He was known as one of the greatest and most widely respected African actors of his generation.
He remains one of the most influential African actors of all time, and is widely regarded as a cultural icon, especially having made his mark in Nigeria’s movie industry with more than 40 years acting experience.
He has won several awards that include best actor in a leading role won at the 2007
African Movie Academy Award for best actor in a leading role at the 2007 African Movie Awards. He was honoured with the industry merit award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.’ Also, AMAA conferred its Lifetime Achievement Awards on him in 2016.
Olu Jacobs is happily married to another fine veteran actor, Joke Silva and the family is blessed with children and grandchildren.
TellAfrica shall keep you posted once we have a definite news from the family of Olu Jacobs.