Nollywood veteran Olu Jacobs celebrated his 80th birthday in grand style over the weekend.
The octogenarian hosted friends, family and colleagues at a grand party at the prestigious Glover Hall in Lagos. The movie star made his first public appearance since the Afriff awards in 2021, where he won the Lifetime Achievement award.
The Nollywood roll call was quite impressive as it had the likes of Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ego Boyo, Ayo Sobowale, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Hilda Dokubo, Patience Ozokwo, Kunle Afolayan, Emeka Rollas, Ngozi Nwosu, Victor Osuagwu and a host of others.
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Some top government dignitaries including the Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi and the former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba were in attendance. Highlights from the birthday celebration were the movie veteran’s entrance to the venue with his adorable wife, Joke Silva and their two sons. The movie star in an interview revealed that her husband has been battling dementia. “He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy body,” she said.
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Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, popularly known as Olu Jacobs, is a Nigerian actor and film executive. He has starred in several British television series and international films. Jacobs has been hailed by many as one of the greatest and most widely respected African actors of his generation.
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