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Olu Jacobs not dead, Joke Silva dismisses husband’s death rumour


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Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has refuted ongoing rumours on social media that her husband, Olu Jacobs is dead.

The rebuttal is coming after it was reported in some section of the media that the renowned actor has kicked the bucket.

Though, this is the second time rumours about the demise of the actor and film executive, whose real name is Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, will be making rounds on the internet.

While speaking with The PMNEWS on Sunday evening, his wife, Joke, dismissed the rumour, saying “her husband is alive and doing just fine.”

However, fondly called Uncle Olu by his colleagues and teeming admirers, Olu Jacobs has made his mark in the Nigeria’s movie industry. With more than 40 years acting experience under his belt, Jacobs is seen as a bridge between the old and new breed of actors.

Trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, England, Jacobs remains one of Africa’s creative gifts to the world, having worked with various repertoire theatres in Britain and starred in some international movies.

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.



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