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#ManCrushMonday Olu Jacobs, Father of Nollywood

He went on to study at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and has starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s.

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Our Man crush for today is the veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs.

Born July 11, 1942, Olu Jacobs, is a Nigerian actor who has starred in over 120 movies, including: several British television series and international films.

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Olu Jacobs

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Jacobs had a deep passion for acting even as a child. Back in secondary school, the veteran joined the debating and drama societies.

He went on to study at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and has starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s.

Known as a father figure in the Nigerian movie industry, in 1978, he played the role of President Mageeba in Michael Codron's presentation of Tom Stoppard's play "Night and Day".

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Olu Jacobs

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In the 1980s, Jacobs starred in several international films some of which include John Irvin's war film "The Dogs of War".

On television he was a cast in TVS's "The Witches" and the "Grinnygog" (1983 series).

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