Actress Yvonne Jegede has eulogized veteran and ailing actor Olu Jacob after the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2021 conferred on him a lifetime achievement award at the recent ceremony.
Yvonne said in a social media post that she wept after seeing how frail and weak Olu appeared as his wife and actress Joke Silver provided all the support to him during the award presentation.
She celebrated the actor for blessing the Nigeria Movie Industry, Nollywood, with his talent and for paving the way for her and other stars of her generation.
She wrote; “Watched this video with tears in my eyes. I want to give him his flowers while I still can: uncle Olu Jacobs, thank you for blessing us with your talent, for paving the way for me.”
“I honor you and appreciate you for the immense contribution you have made to Nollywood. Thank you, sir @_olujacobs.”
Other Nollywood superstars such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Omotola Jalade, Segun Arinze and Kate Henshaw also rejoiced with Olu Jacob in Yvonne’s comment section.
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