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Olu Jacobs: Former Nigerian Actor From "The Dogs of War" & "Pirates"

aisha Published On Thu Jul 09 2020   Modified On Thu Jul 09 2020
Olu Jacobs: Former Nigerian Actor From "The Dogs of War" & "Pirates"

Olu Jacobs is an actor and film executive producer well-recognized by his work in 'The Dogs of War' as Customs Officer, 'Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend' as Col. Nsogbu, 'The Professionals' as Sylvester, and 'Pirates' as Boomako.

Jacobs was born on July 11, 1942, in Abeokuta, Nigeria, and has a star sign of Cancer. Here are some more interesting facts about Jacobs:

Net Worth: $2 million

'Potomanto' actor Olu Jacobs has earned a whopping net worth of $2 million from his career as an actor and film executive. 

Education & Alma Mater

Jacobs spent his early childhood in Kano, where he attended Holy Trinity School and was a member of debating and drama societies. Later he got enrolled at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Wife: Joke Silva

Jacobs is married to Joke Silva, an actress, director, and businesswoman since 1989. The pair are married for three decades and is blessed with two children from their marriage. 

She is best known for her works in 'Last Wedding' as Mrs. Daniel, '30 Days' as Dupe Ajayi, 'Letters to a Stranger' as Mrs. Okoh, 'The Secret Laughter of Women' as Nene, and so on. 

Olu Jacobs with his wife Joke Silva.
Olu Jacobs with his wife Joke Silva.
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Blessed With Three Children

The 'Chief Daddy' actor has three children named Olusoji Jacobs, Dayo Jacobs, and Olugbenga Jacobs. However, Olusoji and Olugbenga are born from Joke Silva and Dayo is born through Jacobs's previous relationship.

Olu Jacobs with his three children.
Olu Jacobs with his three children.
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Started His Career in 1970s

While studying at Holy Trinity School, Jacobs got interested in acting so he was inspired to attend one of Chief Hubert Ogunde's annual concert parties at Colonial Hotel in Kano. Then he traveled to England to study acting. 

After getting training from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jacobs got a chance to act in various British shows and series in the 1970s like 'The Tomorrow People', 'The Ventures', 'The Goodies', 'The Professionals', and so on.

Olu Jacobs in 'The Dogs of War'.
Olu Jacobs in 'The Dogs of War'.
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After making his acting career in series, he was cast in international films like 'The Dogs of War', 'Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend', and others. As for now, he has acted in more than 120 Nollywood movies and is considered as one of the top Nigerian Nollywood actors.

Why He Left Acting 

Ethelbert from 'A Better Tomorrow' is no longer in the film industry as he stopped acting some years back in 2017, as his last movie was 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel' as Richard. 

The sad thing that has happened to Jacobs is he isn't physically energetic as he used to be. He isn't in the state where he should get any stress or strain that comes by working in the movie industry as back in those days.

Before and After Picture of Olu Jacobs who is getting old.
Before and After Picture of Olu Jacobs who is getting old.
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In an interview, Jacobs's wife Silva told that he used to get her coffee every morning to help her with low blood pressure as it was prescribed by the doctor. But as for now he no longer can do that because of his age and now his maid brings the morning coffee to her.

Rumors About Being Dead

At the beginning of 2020, rumors were spreading all around the place that Jacobs is no longer in this world. Jacobs is alive, hale, and healthy as these were just rumors spreading around. 

After the fake news was all over, Kemi Lala Akindoju twitted that, "Uncle Olu Jacobs is alive and well" and she just talked with him on the phone, Later his wife Silva also confirmed the news and said to stop spreading the fake news.

Picture of Olu Jacobs whose is still alive.
Picture of Olu Jacobs whose is still alive.
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Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Jacobs is active on Instagram and has gained around 62.2k followers on Instagram with the username '_olujacobs'. 

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