Olu Jacob’s biography: age, wife, net worth, death rumours

Olu Jacob's biography: age, wife, net worth, death rumours

Olu Jacob’s biography: age, wife, net worth, death rumours

Over the last few hours, there have been rumours that veteran actor Olu Jacob has passed on. The reports revealed that the words started on popular social media platform Twitter; however, veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva has reacted to the claims.

Joke Silva in an exclusive interview with Punch, debunked the reports, and she stated that the veteran actor was enjoying a nice meal of “Eba and Ogbono soup” at the time.

This is not the first time Olu Jacobs would be in the spotlight for similar rumours, as some reports claimed he was battling an unnamed illness.

Olu Jacob, who is 79 years old, is ageing slowly in good health, according to his wife, Joke Silva.

This article is focused on Olu Jacobs; continue reading to see more.

Profile Summary

Full nameOludotun Baiyewu Jacobs
Also known as Olu Jacobs
Date of birth11 July 1942
Age79 year’s old in 2021
Place of birthAbeokuta Ogun state
Active years1970 till date
Marital statusMarried to Joke Silva

Olu Jacobs biography

His full name is Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, and he was born on the 11th of July 1942; there are no details of who his parents are, but they were from Abeokuta in Ogun state.

Olu Jacobs was raised in Kano State in the Northern part of Nigeria. He is a Nigerian by birth and celebrated his 79th birthday in 2021.


Olu Jacobs went to Holy Trinity School, Kano, after which he relocated to England to study Theatre Arts in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), London.


The reports revealed that Olu Jacobs had taken an interest in drama since he was young and always participated in school and church drama activities.

However, Olu Jacob got the inspiration to pursue a career in acting after attending the late Chief Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party held in Kano.

After he graduated from Royal Academy (RADA), Olu Jacobs landed some acting roles in series of television shows like Till Death Us Do Part, The Venturers, Angels, The goodies, among others.

He would later return to Nigeria to continue his acting career, where he grew to become one of the prominent actors in the industry to date.

Below are some of the movies he has acted in

  • A Better Tomorrow
  • Heroes and Zeros
  • Adesuwa
  • Potomanto
  • Dry
  • The Antique
  • Bloody Ring
  • Oloibiri
  • Unviel
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Personal life

Olu Jacob and Joke Silva got married in 1989, and their union is blessed with children and grandchildren.

Net Worth

Olu Jacobs reportedly has a net worth of $2 million.

Even at an old age, Olu Jacobs remains relevant in the movie industry and is rated among the very best; although he rarely act in movies now, he has however paid his dues and is considered a successful actor.

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