Olu Jacobs, professionally known as Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, is a veteran Nigerian actor and film executive, celebrated for his remarkable contributions to Nollywood and the international film industry. Born on July 21, 1942, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, he has had a successful career spanning decades, earning numerous accolades for his outstanding performances. Let’s delve into the life and achievements of this iconic actor, as well as his personal life and net worth.
Olu Jacobs Early Life and Education:
Olu Jacobs was born into the family of Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs from Egba Alake and was raised in Kano. During his school days at Holy Trinity School, he developed a keen interest in theatre and debating societies. The turning point in his life came when he attended one of Chief Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert parties at the Colonial Hotel in Kano, which sparked his passion for acting. Determined to pursue his dreams, he obtained a visa and traveled to England to hone his acting skills at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Olu Jacobs Career:
In the 1970s, Olu Jacobs made notable appearances in several British television programs, showcasing his versatility as an actor. Some of his notable works include “The Goodies,” “Till Death Us Do Part,” “Barlow at Large,” “The Venturers,” “Angels,” “1990,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “The Professionals.” Additionally, he portrayed President Mageeba in Michael Codron’s 1978 production of Sir Tom Stoppard’s play “Night and Day.”