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Joke Silva Dispels Rumours Of Husband, Olu Jacobs’ Death



Joke Silva Dispels Rumours Of Husband, Olu Jacobs’ Death

Renowned Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has addressed the circulating rumours on social media regarding the passing of her husband, esteemed actor and film executive, Olu Jacobs.

CityMirrorNews reports that this marks the second time such rumours have surfaced on the Internet about the veteran.

In a statement to the media on Sunday, Joke Silva clarified that her husband is “alive and doing just fine.”

Olu Jacobs, fondly known as “Uncle Olu,” has had a profound impact on Nigeria’s film industry with over 40 years of acting experience.

He has bridged the gap between generation’s of actors and has been recognized for his contributions, including winning the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in 2007.

Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in England, Jacobs has graced various British repertoire theaters and starred in international films, solidifying his position as one of Africa’s creative treasures.

Fans and colleagues alike can rest assured that the veteran actor is alive and thriving.

In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Olu Jacobs has distinguished himself as a godfather in Nollywood, paving a successful path for many emerging actors and actresses in the industry.

His love for acting was inspired by the late legendary film maker, Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party which held at Colonial Hotel in Kano.

Thereafter, he travelled to England where he studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

He has been described as ‘one of Nollywood’s finest actors, best role interpreter and the best manipulator of words’. For his dedication to his acting career spanning over five decades, he was honoured with the Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.’ Also, AMAA conferred its Lifetime Achievement Awards on him in 2016.

Olu Jacobs is married to veteran actress Joke Silva. The couple founded and operate the Lufodo Group, a media corporation that consists of film production, distribution assets and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts.
he trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

He then starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s (e.g. The Goodies, Till Death Do Us Part, Barlow at Large, The Venturers, Angels, 1990, The Tomorrow People, The Professionals). In 1978, he played the role of President Mageeba in Michael Codron’s presentation of Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Night and Day.

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 (1986) and the family-adventure film Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985). On television he was a cast member in TVS’s The Witches and the Grinnygog.