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Nigerians pour out their hearts over a frail photo of Olu Jacobs ahead of his 80th birthday

Olu Jacobs 80th birthday

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!”



  1. Helen Michaels

    July 5, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Why are nigerians pouring and pouring their hearts na. We all know he is sick. I am sad about it but that is life. I have grown from my baby age to see this Ribena man wax strong and gradually frailing by the day. Wat those who are pouring their hearts needs to do is probably show love and make donations to see he gets the best treatment he can get before his time comes. Let’s show love to this legend who brought smiles through decades to our noble hearts and homes.

    • Olajumoke Mommie

      July 5, 2022 at 9:38 am

      You are very mature in thoughts and in words. God bless you.

    • Olajumoke

      July 5, 2022 at 1:37 pm

      Nice thought, may he receive healing from sanctuary

    • Anonymous

      July 5, 2022 at 4:51 pm

      You are so right

    • Nelly

      July 5, 2022 at 9:38 pm

      Ribena? Yes!! And before then, Tomorrow People, which was a Scifi Series for preteens.
      He is a Legend and my warm wishes are for him.

    • Meerah-Moh

      July 6, 2022 at 1:23 am

      You are so right. Exactly what I wanted to type.

  2. Abims

    July 5, 2022 at 9:13 am

    You are a hero I wish you good health and long life you are always Olu Jacobs you can never be replaced

  3. Erickson .O.Egbon

    July 5, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Wow…I just feel happy for this news and how Nigerians are celebrating a living legend in the person of Sir Olu Jacobs despite his health status. Indeed love lives here. Thank you Kemi.

    From Globalinfinitinews.com

  4. Wap don9ja

    July 5, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Happy birthday to you Sir I wish you long life and good health.

  5. Chinwe Benjamin

    July 5, 2022 at 9:49 am

    I’m really crying right now but at the same time I thank God for life. Happy birthday to the legend and many more years

  6. Tamunosaki Omubo

    July 5, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Happy birthday Grandpa, may God continue to strengthen you and family.
    80years no be beans, even if we miss you today your memories lives on.
    The real man’s role you played in the industry makes me love you. Cheers…

    • James Oyebola

      July 5, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      Our dear Papa- Olu Jacob, happy birthday to you sir.God in His infinite mercy shall heal you of any kind of health challenge you are going through.

  7. Anonymous

    July 5, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    hbd sir more age to ur grace

  8. Hon Victor oluseyi Johnson

    July 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Happy birthday to our living doyen,and pray God divine healing.

  9. St Mykel Ogbonnaya

    July 5, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Sir! The impression you made on me during one of your stage presentations at the National Theater is for always.

    Even as a fellow Thespian -a senior one at that-, I never ceased to venerate you in my heart till date. But in All things we give thanks 🙏 to God as HE commanded us to.

    I know that the God of all flesh would restore you to who you’ve always been. We all in the industry-(as we originally called it) still love and honor you anyway you turn out.

    Personally, I pray 🙏 for a holistic restoration of your person by the resurrection power of the HOLY SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD. In Jesus Christ’s Mighty and matchless Name.

    Happy birthday to you Sir!!! In multiple ways than one.
    You’ll live Long enough to happily pass on the batton of greatness to the deserving.


    St Mykel Ogbonnaya
    Isolo – Lagos.

  10. Classicpat

    July 5, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    For they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…..vex in strength and health sir.
    Happy birthday daddy wa 😘 ❤

  11. Roli

    July 5, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Happy Birthday sir,Devine healing in Jesus name.

  12. .Ogbu Gowon

    July 5, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Happy Birthday our living legend…Sir Jacob. Is great having you being celebrated at 80. More blessings on you Sir.

  13. Peters Agboola

    July 5, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    80 years of hard work work not 8 years . It is a gift of life to attain 80. He is natural and subject to human frailties. All he needs is love

  14. Js bawa

    July 5, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Long life and healthd, you are the best sir

  15. Js bawa

    July 5, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    We love you

  16. Js bawa

    July 5, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    We pray for quick recovery

  17. Js bawa

    July 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    We pray for quick recovery

  18. Becky. O. Douglas

    July 5, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    4th July, My birthday mate.In God we trust. Happy birthday Sir Olu Jacob

  19. Victoria Imola

    July 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Strong brave and intelligent,get well soon ,may God grant you speedy recovery


    July 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Hello sir, Happy birthday to you, as I look at your picture memories of some roles you played on set came rushing in God bless you sir

  21. Tobechukwu Emmanuel

    July 5, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    May God Almighty grant u lusty sir, happy birthday sir may the divine healing of God rain upon u amen.

    • Anonymous

      July 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      I Rejoice with you daddy. My prayer for you is that you will end well, and only God’s will for your life shall stand.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  22. Leon

    July 5, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    The love of Christ urges us on. He’s my birthday mate and I wish him as I wished myself God’s continuous guidance and protection as we move on in this life’s journey. God loves you and I love you too. Bravo our Great Legend OLU JACOBS

  23. Anonymous

    July 5, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful father so full of joy and happiness. May God bless your New Age and wish a a perfect health. Amen

  24. Bro. Akuns John

    July 6, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Please ask his wife Madam Joke to take him the Deeper Life Global Crusade with Kumuyi(GCK) Program coming up on the 28th-2nd July, 2023 at Ikorodu, Lagos State and he will be healed. I just invited somebody who attended the Ilorin,Kwara State held last month online and she got instantaneous healing in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Mark my words, you will never be disappointed,your miracle healing is waiting for you there go and claim it in Jesus’s name. You will call me and share testimony and to the whole world as a confirmation that Jesus Christ is Lord. My number is 08188879999

    • Namisi

      July 8, 2022 at 2:49 pm

      If u no fool yourself you no go sleep well?

  25. Bro. Akuns John

    July 6, 2022 at 12:21 am

    You will not die but live to declare the works of the Lord in the land of the living in Jesus’s name. Wishing you the happiest birthday that you’ve ever had and speedy recovery in Jesus’s name bcos what Jesus cannot do doesn’t exist. God bless you Uncle as we fondly call you

  26. Cynthyletic

    July 6, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Congratulations sir Olu Jacobs you inspired some of us you are brave and articulate man in your ripples you made us to understand that “the insects that eats the leaf lives inside the leaf” as you are being celebrated never mind your present predicament you are never a failure. Bravo to our living legend

  27. Cynthyletic

    July 6, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Congratulations sir Olu Jacobs you inspired some of us you are brave and articulate man in your ripples you made us to understand that “the insects that eats the leaf lives inside the leaf” as you are being celebrated never mind your present predicament you are never a failure. Bravo to our living legend

  28. Daniel

    July 6, 2022 at 1:53 am

    Hi sir wetting from English part of Cameroon. On behalf of the English Cameroonian who might not know you present situation. We jointly wish you another more years in good health in Jesus name. Long live Nigerian legend long live African legend

  29. Anonymous

    July 10, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Happy birthday sir

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