Veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs has raised more concerns from his lovers and fans as a frail photo of him surfaced online ahead of his 80th birthday celebration.
Olu Jacobs, who will clock 80 on the 4th of July 2022, is being celebrated by legends and stars in the Nigerian movie industry.
Olu Jacobs’ wife, Joke Silva, shared an epic throwback of the legendary actor with a cheery caption anticipating his 80th birthday.
She wrote: “Who has the foggiest idea who this handsome young man is…#[email protected] Birthday loading….”
Worrying reactions have been trailing the photo of Olu Jacobs that surfaced online, with many expressing fear about the actor’s condition. However, he was highly celebrated and prayed for on social media.
Ehumadumiracle: Omg this man is slimmer,and has changed so much ,happy birthday,I hope you get better,much love and cheers to many more years
Ivynwa: Happy birthday to you the Living Legend, you’ll be waxing from strength to Strength, May your Days be Long and more Fruitful! Remain blessed Sir!!!!
kvng.astute: Omo the man done old gan
pretty.juddy: He has paid his dues…. Happy birthday to a Legend.
__maudlyn: Omg! I was scared…happy birthday sir
Omoleyehannah: Oh my God! I was scared, and almost couldn’t read through! Make una dey try write Happy Birthday before pictures abeg
Kemi Filani recalls that Joke Silva opened up on Olu Jacobs’ health condition after he disappeared from the movie scene for few years.
The actress opened up during an interview with Chude Jideonwo that her husband is battling dementia, a degenerative disease affecting the brain.
“He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body, it is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person,…first time i’m saying this publicly….that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well…we have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God….
We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish i had the old you here so i don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity ….I miss the times we work together!”