You are a living legend: Atiku's message to Olu Jacobs


Olu Jacobs

Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubaker, has joined Nollywood and professional actors, at home and abroad, to celebrate stage and screen icon, Olu Jacobs, on his 80th birthday, July 11, 2022.

Atiku in a statement he personally authored on Monday described Olu Jacobs as a living legend.

He noted that the actor impacted the world in his stead.

Atiku said: “Today, I celebrate a freshly minted Octogenarian, Sir Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs (Olu Jacobs). You have seen the world change tremendously and imparted it in your stead. You have been an inspiration to many, a highly respected and honorable person.

“A living legend and an exemplary citizen. Congratulations on eight decades of life! -AA.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari also congratulated Olu Jacobs.

The president’s message was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, titled ‘President Buhari joins Nollywood in celebrating Olu Jacobs at 80.’

According to Adesina, “The President felicitates with the Jacobs’ family, including the wife, also a renowned thespian, Joke Silva, and their friends on the auspicious occasion, which calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, guidance, and protection.

“President Buhari affirms the influence of the veteran actor on the film industry, setting a standard of professionalism that has attracted global recognition and awards, like the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on him in 2016 by African Movie Academy Awards.”

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