It’s a lie, Olu Jacobs is alive – Joke Silva dispels husband’s death rumour again

Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva on Sunday dismissed yet another rumour making rounds on social media that her husband, Olu Jacobs is dead.

This is the second time rumours about the death of the ace Nigerian actor and film executive, whose real name is Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, will be making rounds on social media.
Speaking with TheNEWS and PMNEWS this afternoon, his wife, Joke, debunked the rumour, saying “my husband is alive and doing just fine.”

In August 2022, rumours went round on social media that Olu Jacobs is dead.

Reacting to the news, Silva took to her Instagram Story to debunk such reports and rumours, saying that her husband is not dead but hail and hearty.
She went further to threaten legal action against peddlers of fake news on incessant rumours of Jacobs’ death.
Olu Jacobs took a break from movie scene and public scene due to his health that is fast deteriorating. The actor is battling with Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), also known as Lewy body dementia, one of the most common types of dementia, according to UK NHS.

Fondly called Uncle Olu by his colleagues and teeming admirers, Olu Jacobs has made his mark in the Nigeria’s movie industry.
With more than 40 years acting experience under his belt, Jacobs is seen as a bridge between the old and new breed of actors. Trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, England, Jacobs remains one of Africa’s creative gifts to the world, having worked with various repertoire theatres in Britain and starred in some international movies.
Olu Jacobs was born on 11 July 1942. As contained in many biographical information on him, as aggregated by Wikipedia, he has starred in several British television series and international films.
Olu Jacobs has been hailed by many as one of the greatest and most widely respected African actors of his generation. Together with Pete Edochie, Justus Esiri, Enebeli Elebuwa and Sam Loco Efe, he is considered by several media, film commentators, critics, and other actors to be one of the most influential African actors of all time, and is widely regarded as a cultural icon.”

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