Nollywood superstar Oludotun Jacobs is often recognized under his stage name Olu Jacobs. The Nigerian actor was born on the 11 of June 1942. Both his mother and father are from Egba Alake. The whole his childhood was in Kano where he visited a school.
Here in that Holy Trinity educational community, he decided to be a member of drama society. There were some reasons for this. Probably the main one is that he visited concert party in Kano, which is held every year at Colonial Hotel. So, he was so impressed that it couldn’t but impress him. As a result, he was inspired by Hubert Ogunde's party.
After he finished this school his parents allowed him to go to The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, as they were sure about the artistic talent of their son. So, he was sent to London, where this Royal Academy is situated. For the first time, he worked hard and tried to do his best. He participated in different plays and performances achieving some heights and receiving indispensable skills and techniques.
Later, he began acting in different TV shows on the local level, in England. By the way, he was also invited to take part in filming various series – Angels, Till Death Us Do Part, The Professionals and so on and so forth... In the late seventies, he was proposed to be filmed in the role of President Mageeba. This play – Night and Day – written by Tom Stoppard was a real success and brought fame to the young Nigerian actor - Oludotun Jacobs.
In the next decade, he gained more popularity as he has opened a new level for himself. He entered the international area, so Jacobs starred in comedy-adventure movie Pirates, which was released in 1986. Besides this, he has stolen a way to the heart of many people all over the world when he got the role in the film The Dogs Of War.
Frankly speaking, to say that he is a talented actor it means we said nothing. This person has been starred in more than 120 movies of Nollywood production. Well, as a matter of facts, he is considered to be one of the best actors and he is at the top, despite his age. It is even possible to say that his mastery of the actor is not dead.
It is also worth mentioning some facts about his personal life. Joke Silva is the main character whom you can find in his private life. Well, she is a wife to Olu Jacobs. Their marriage took place in 1989. Speaking about their family and family atmosphere which is prevailing in their house, so, it is just amazing. They also have a beautiful daughter.
We can’t but should mention that Olu Jacobs was awarded the Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.