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Olu Jacobs: Again, Joke Silva Debunks Husband’s’ Death Rumour

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has broken her silence on rumours going round 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 evening, his wife, Joke, debunked the rumour, saying “her husband is alive and doing just fine.”

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.

In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Olu Jacobs has distinguished himself as a godfather in Nollywood, paving a successful path for many emerging actors and actresses in the industry.

His love for acting was inspired by the late legendary film maker, Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party which held at Colonial Hotel in Kano. Thereafter, he travelled to England where he studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

He has been described as ‘one of Nollywood’s finest actors, best role interpreter and the best manipulator of words’. For his dedication to his acting career spanning over five decades, he was honoured with the Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.’ Also, AMAA conferred its Lifetime Achievement Awards on him in 2016.

Olu Jacobs is married to veteran actress Joke Silva. The couple founded and operate the Lufodo Group, a media corporation that consists of film production, distribution assets and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts.
In England, he trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

He then starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s (e.g. The Goodies, Till Death Do Us Part, Barlow at Large, The Venturers, Angels, 1990, The Tomorrow People, The Professionals). In 1978, he played the role of President Mageeba in Michael Codron’s presentation of Sir Tom Stoppard’s play Night and Day.

In the 1980s Jacobs starred in several international films some of which include John Irvin’s war film The Dogs of War, Roman Polanski’s adventure-comedy Pirates (1986) and the family-adventure film Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985). On television he was a cast member in TVS’s The Witches and the Grinnygog.

Jacobs has subsequently starred in over 120 Nollywood films.

He is considered one of the top Nigerian Nollywood actors.”

 

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VIDEO: I Had My Only Child At 40 With One Fallopian Tube – Ayo Mogaji

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Veteran actress Ayo Mogaji has shared the inspiring story of becoming a mother at 40 despite having only one fallopian tube.

She revealed in an interview with Biola Adebayo that her first pregnancy was ectopic, resulting in the removal of one fallopian tube.

An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilized egg implants and develops outside the usual space within the uterus.

Typically, this occurs in a fallopian tube, where eggs normally travel from the ovaries to the uterus, resulting in what is known as a tubal pregnancy.

Against the odds, she conceived naturally with her remaining tube and gave birth six weeks after her 40th birthday.

“There was this lawyer who wanted to marry me because he had been in a marriage for 14 years and they never had a child. He took me to his mum and I was looking for a child that period. Our mothers were introduced and I got pregnant.

“Unfortunately, the pregnancy was ectopic. It stayed right inside the fallopian tube and LUTH was on strike at that time. So, by the time we realised what was happening, they took me to seven hospitals and the late Uncle Ede Aderinokun was the one who gave me a note to the hospital where they admitted me.

“They didn’t even want to admit me. The doctor said he wasn’t sure if I could survive till tomorrow and I said “Do you believe in God? Even if you do not believe in God, believe in me because I believe in God. We did not have an agreement that I was going to die like this.’ They did the operation and it took them seven to nine hours the following day.

“Fortunately or unfortunately, the ectopic pregnancy ruptured before they could do anything and it ruptured my appendix, so they had to remove one fallopian tube. I am living with one and I had my child through natural birth with that one I have left.”

Mogaji also opened up about her abusive marriage, which lasted for 13 years.

She advised women to escape abusive relationships, emphasising that no one deserves to suffer mental and physical torture.

“When matrimony leads you to a place where you can’t have your own friends, the family can not come, you will start looking at them somehow, even knowing the kind of job you were in before you got married. The reaction at home, the abusive language, the physical abuse, the mental torture; when it gets too much, I will advise anybody to get out of that kind of marriage because otherwise, they may come and meet your candle.”

While she harbors no ill feelings towards her ex-husband, she believes reconciliation is unlikely due to his jealousy and complex issues.

“There can’t be room. If I could tolerate that thing for 13 years thinking there could be a change, then there can never be change. He is not a bad person but when you are too jealous and have a complex, it is very hard. It can’t work. You can try to make your marriage work, yes you can try,” she said.

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Yul Edochie’s Ex-Wife, May Joins Nollywood

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May, the estranged wife of Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, has also joined the movie industry.

She made her Nollywood debut in Omoni Oboli’s upcoming thriller ‘WivesOnStrike 3: The Uprising.’

An elated May took to her Instagram page to announce her foray into the film industry while sharing a promotional clip of the movie.

She wrote: “@omonioboli called and I answered.

This is one movie I am very excited about this year. I can’t wait for you all to see it. The Uprising Is Near!

“The countdown has begun. #TheUprising #WivesOnStrike3 is going to be epic.”

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Why I Refused To Get Phone For My 15-Year-Old Daughter – Bisola Aiyeola

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Big Brother Naija reality star and actress, Bisola Aiyeola gets candid on her refusal to buy her 15-year-old daughter a phone despite the criticism she faces regarding her parenting choices.

In a recent episode of “Mums Next Door” with Maria Chike, Bisola disclosed that she has been judged for not allowing her 15-year-old daughter to have a phone until she turns 16.

Despite facing criticism, Bisola stands by her decision, noting that her daughter can access a laptop for schoolwork and communicate with friends via Zoom.

She also recounted discovering her daughter had created a smart chat account on her laptop, which led to extending the phone ban by another year.

She said: “Yes, I have been judged by my parenting skills. So, my daughter turned 15 this year and still doesn’t have a phone. I have been pretty strict with that part of her life, and she begged. I told her she wouldn’t have a phone till she was 16, so she still had one more year to go. And people have been asking me, like, what if there is an emergency? Wouldn’t she be behind her pairs and all, but she has a laptop for school work? If her friends need to talk to her, they can call her on Zoom. Sometimes, people feel like I am overdoing it, or I am trying to be overprotective, and I am like, well, that’s your business.

“There was a time I found out she opened a smart chat account on a laptop, and I was like, how? I disciplined her, which made me extend her phone usage by a year because she was supposed to get it this year at 15.”

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