Celeb Profile::: Olu Jacobs

Posted: October 12, 2012 in Entertainment, Hmmm
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Oludotun Bayewunmi Jacobs (popularly known as Olu Jacobs, was born in Kano in 1942,he hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He has been active sine 1970-present.

Uncle Olu Jacobs

Like many of his colleagues, his family was not happy with young Jacobs when he chose to study Dramatic Arts. But even at the age when actors were seen as never do wells of the society, he knew what he wanted and stuck to it. “ He left Nigeria in 1964. Then, there was nobody in Nigeria to look up to, all the people he looked at were people outside the country.
Jacobs attended a drama school in England called The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. “After he finished, he worked with various repertoire theatres in Britain and he’s a member of National Theatre of Great Britain. He worked with some of the television stations in London and at a stage, he decided to come back home because he felt he has reached a certain level in his field and that his country had the potential of being so great too. So, he came back to Nigeria in early 80s and they started Third Eye”.

The Ogun state-born actor would not say how much he was paid for his first role but said it was very low and not encouraging at all.
“The first movie he did was produced by AA production and it was called Vigilante. they were paid very little for it and starred RMD and Mama D.
He has starred in several British television series and international films.In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.Jacobs trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. He then starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s (e.g. The Goodies, Till Death Us Do Part, Barlow at Large, The Venturers, Angels, 1990, The Tomorrow People, The Professionals). In the 1980s Jacobs starred in several international films some of which include John Irvin’s war film The Dogs of War, Roman Polanski’s adventure-comedy Pirates and the family-adventure film Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. Jacobs has starred in over 120 Nollywood films.
One topic Uncle Jacobs likes discussing is his relationship with his beautiful wife, actress, Joke. Ask him how they are able to stick together in such a demanding profession and you will be surprised at the transformation on his face. His eyes shone as he went down memory lane with a smile. “ I met my wife in 1981, I was having a meeting about a production in National Theatre when the door opened and this beautiful lady walked in. Immediately, I said ladies and gentlemen, this is the lady I am going to marry. Our marriage is built on trust, friendship, love, respect and understanding. When you trust somebody, you won’t have reasons to doubt her when she tells you she is doing this or that. If you respect her, you would not be wondering what she is doing”.Uncle Jacobs is blessed with wonderful kids.
Lets appreciate this man,Father,Uncle,friend and Great CELEBRITY…OLUDOTUN BAYEWUNMI JACOBS.
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