Drums were rolled out in far away London, on Wednesday, as one of Nollywood veteran actors, Olu Jacobs marked his 70th birthday anniversary in grand style.
Olu Jacobs who was born in July 11, 1942, is currently in London, for the theatre play, “King Must Dance Naked” which they are staging to show solidarity for the Nigerian contingents to the 2012 London Olympic games.
Those who were in London to celebrate the occasion with the highly respected actor were the cast and crew of the play, his beautiful wife, Joke Silva, former AGN president Segun Arinze and another veteran actor, Justice Esiri.
Jacobs, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State, left Nigeria for England in the 60s to attend the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, England. After graduating, he worked in various theatres in Britain.
He returned to the country in the early 80s and starred in the TV series ‘Third Eye.” His first ever movie, produced by AA productions, was ‘Vigilante’. His other movies were “Pirates”, “Eagle’s Bride”, “21 Days With Christ”, “Burning Kingdom”, “Mirror of Beauty”, “ The Return of Ogidi” and more recently “Adesuwa.” A member of the National Theatre of Great Britain, he has featured in over 130 movies.