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The prestigious Glover Memorial Hall built in 1887 was the setting for the grand occasion of Olu Jacobs, actor, husband, father and Nollywood icon. The industry, crème de la crème of society, family and friends came together to celebrate the living legend.

Olu Jacobs 80th Birthday- Celebrant and Joke Silva

The Celebrant, Olu Jacobs & wife, Ajoke Silva

It was an evening of artistic elegance and emotions as RADA trained, award winning actor Olu Jacobs celebrated his 80th birthday at a lavish event led by his wife, renowned actress Joke Silva, their theatre company Lufodo as well it’s prestigious board.

The event was held at the historical landmark Glover Memorial Hall, Marina, Lagos and bedecked for the occasion in portraits of the actor and his family. Parts of the entertainment line up included a play by the Lufodo theatre troupe as well as a short docu-film on the life of Jacobs by acclaimed filmmaker Femi Odugbemi.

The Celebrant Olu Jacobs & wife, Ajoke Silva-min
Gbenga Jacobs- son of the celebrant-min
Victor Osuagwu-min
Sola Sobowale-min
Sinmi Adesanya & Ifeyinwa Ighodalu-min
Tope Tedela-min
Tara Fela Durotoye-min
Taiwo Ajayi Lycett-min
Sonny MacDon-min
Soni Irabor & Event host Alibaba-min
Senator Mike Ajegbo-min
Roli Olumide & Joko Abebe-min
Richard Mofe Damijo-min
Remi Williams-min
Patience Ozorkwor-min
Pastor & Mrs Emmanuel Dania-min
Mrs Temilola & Prof Lanre Silva, Mrs Monwo & Mr Tokunbo Odebunmi-min
Mr & Mrs Peter Igho-min
Mr & Mrs Ladi Dawodu-min
Mo Abudu-min
May & Patrick Mbu-min
Latasha Ngwube, Sola Sobowale & Debola Williams-min
Ini Edo & Chioma Ude-min
Ireti Doyle-min
Kate Henshaw-min
Kenzy Udosen, Yoko & Latasha Ngwube, Dara Egerton Shyngle & Hauwa Mukan-min
Kunle Afolayan-min
Lanre & Modupe Ogunlesi-min
Latasha Ngwube-min
Ifeoma & Chukwuka Monye, Ajoke Silva & Ifeoma Fafunwa-min
Hilda Dokubo-min
Gloria & Nobert Young-min
Hauwa Mukan-min
Chief Segun & Mrs Derinsola Osoba-min
Chukwuka & Ifeoma Monye-min
Demola Tejumola-min
Ego Boyo-min
Ekiti State First Lady Mrs Bisi Fayemi-min
Filmaker Femi Odugbemi-min
Funke Kuti-min
Chief & Mrs Frank Momoh-min
Bolanle Austen Peters, The Adepetus & Sola Sobowale-min
Black carpet hosts-Kenzy Udosen & Dara Egerton Shyngle-min
Adebola Williams & Adedayo Amzat-min
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In attendance were Media veteran and former Governor of Ogun state, Chief Segun Osoba and his wife as well as Ekiti state Governor, His Excellency Kayode Fayemi and his wife Bisi Fayemi. Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Oyinade Nathan-Marsh, Television moguls Mo Abudu, Theatre & Film powerhouses Ifeoma Fafunwa & Bolanle Austen Peters, Nollywood top shot Emeka Rollas, industry veterans like Peter Igho, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ego Boyo, Ngozi Nwosu and many others also turned out to celebrate the icon.

There was not a dry eye in the house when the celebrant proceeded to cut his cake as the veteran Nollywood delegates as well as friends and dignitaries gave him a standing ovation.


See also: Joke Silva Celebrates Olu Jacobs With Adorable Birthday Message On Instagram

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