Olu Jacobs Biography

The biography of the Nigerian actor, Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs well known as Olu Jacobs. He is one of the most gifted actors in Nigeria.

The veteran actor was born on the 11th of July,1942. Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, known professionally as Olu Jacobs is a Nigerian actor and film executive.

Full NameOludotun Baiyewu Jacobs
State of originAbeokuta, Ogun state
Age11th of July, 1942 (79 years old as of 2021)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeJoke Silva

Olu Jacobs Biography

Olu Jacobs is a veteran Nollywood actor and producer born in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on the 11th of July, 1942.


Olu Jacobs Education

Olu Jacobs did his formal studies at Holy Trinity School where he was a member of the debating and drama societies.

Olu Jacobs was inspired to start acting when he attended one of Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert parties at the colonial Hotel in Kano Days after the party, he booked himself a visa to secure a trip to England to study acting.

While he was in England, he trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts London.


Olu Jacobs Age

When was Olu Jacobs born? Olu Jacobs was born on the 11th of July in 1942. He is 78-years-old.

Olu Jacobs Career

Acting was always his passion and over the years, he has starred in several movies. He is one of the Pioneer actors in Nollywood.

He travelled to London in 1964 to pursue a career in acting. Olu Jacobs trained at the Royal Dramatic Arts.


He starred in different British television shows and series in the 1970s such as Till Death Do Us Part, The Goodies, The Tomorrow People and The Professionals.

In 1978, he played the role of President Mageeba in Micheal Codron’s presentation of Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Night and Day. In the 1980s, Jacobs starred in several international films some of which are: The Dogs of War, and Secret of the Lost Legend(1985).

In 2007, Olu Jacobs won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards. Olu Jacobs was one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry and contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria.


He has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies. He is currently honoured by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a member of the Order of Federal Republic (MFR) which happens to be the highest award given to celebrities in Nigeria.

Olu Jacobs Marriage

Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva met in 1981 at the National Theatre, Lagos. Jacobs has been married to Nollywood actress Joke Silva since 1989.

When did Olu Jacobs get married? Olu Jacobs got married in 1989 to Nollywood actress, Joke Silva


Olu Jacobs Wife

Who is the wife of Olu Jacobs? The wife of Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs is Joke Silva. She is an actress and movie producer.

Olu Jacobs Children

How many children does Olu Jacobs have? Olu Jacobs has three children; a daughter named Dayo Jacobs and two other Sons named Olusoji and Olugbenga Jacobs.

Olu Jacobs Sickness

According to Sahara Reporters, Olu Jacobs is battling a disease known as dementia with Lewy Body. it is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease.


Olu Jacobs Net Worth

Olu Jacobs net worth has grown and he is estimated to be worth $3.5 million. He is one of the wealthiest actors in Nigeria.


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