Buhari Celebrate Olu Jacobs
In a statement issued on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president congratulated the actor’s family, including his wife Joke Silva and friends on the milestone birthday.
Buhari noted Jacobs’ 80th birthday anniversary, which was attended by many a-list Nollywood stars on Sunday, calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, guidance, and protection.
The statement reads, “The President felicitates with the Jacobs’ family, including the wife, also a renowned thespian, Joke Silva, and their friends on the auspicious occasion, which calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, guidance and protection.
“President Buhari affirms the influence of the veteran actor on the film industry, setting a standard of professionalism that has attracted global recognition and awards, like the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on him in 2016 by African Movie Academy Awards.”
Buhari acknowledged Jacobs ingenious ability to interpret roles, simplify complex issues and bring messages to the understanding of both young and old, levelling cultural, ethnic and religious barriers.
The president saluted the Nollywood icon, saying Olu Jacobs is a well-recognized household name all over the country and beyond.
He described that stage and screen veteran as a father and voice of wisdom in most movies, adding that Jacobs’ natural tendency to counsel, inspire and instruct easily earned him the roles.
Buhari also appreciated Jacobs for his foresight in winning many into the profession and guiding them to stardom.
The president prayed that the Almighty God grant Jacobs better health, longer life and steadfastness in service to the Arts, God, and humanity.
KanyiDaily recalls that in 2020, Nollywood actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju debunked the sad news circulating the social media about the death of Olu Jacobs.