‘I Celebrate A Freshly Minted Octogenarian’ – Atiku Abubakar Hails Olu Jacobs

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Atiku Abubakar, a candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria’s upcoming presidential election, has joined the rest of the world in honoring veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs, who turned 80 on Sunday, July 11.

On his verified Instagram page, Atiku Abubakar praised Jacobs for his contributions to Nollywood and referred to him as a “living legend.”Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, a newly minted octogenarian, is being honored today, the author writes (Olu Jacobs).

You witnessed the enormous changes in the world and then shared them on behalf of others. You are a well-regarded and honorable person who has served as an inspiration to many. a model citizen and a living legend.

Congratulations on reaching the age of 80! -AA.’Olu Jacobs, a legend of stage and film, turned 80 on Sunday, July 11, 2022. Kemi Filani had previously reported that Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret. ), joined Nollywood and professional actors in Nigeria and those overseas to celebrate.

A statement headed “President Buhari joins Nollywood in commemorating Olu Jacobs at 80” and written by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity included the President’s birthday message.

“The President felicitates with the Jacobs’ family, including the wife, Joke Silva, a well-known actress, and their friends on the momentous event, which calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, direction, and protection,” said Adesina.

“President Buhari affirms the veteran actor’s influence on the film industry, creating a standard of professionalism that has drawn international acclaim and prizes, like the Lifetime Achievement Award given to him by the African Movie Academy Awards in 2016,” reads a statement from the president.

Buhari also praised Olu Jacob’s inventiveness in interpreting roles, demystifying complex situations, and making messages understandable.


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