In November, Nollywood actress, Ajoke Siliva had stepped out with her husband and veteran actor, Olu Jacobs and her son to attend Afriff Global award holding in Lagos State.
This is coming a few weeks after the news of his rumoured death, which was instigated by one Ufuoma Bernard, who took to Facebook to share Olu Jacob’s photo and captioned it, “Goodbye”. sending shock waves down the spines of many and the lovers of his art.
However, his wife, Joke Saliva, had always debunked news of his death every time it gets on social media.
In a recent post made on her Instagram, to drive home her points, Joke Silva warned rumour mongers to desist from such callous acts or face legal action.
She wrote; ‘‘Good day, good people. Trust you all are good? This is just to inform you that Sir J (Olu Jacobs MFR), as we fondly call him, is alive and enjoying his singing lessons. He wants to add dancing but I have advised him to wait a bit. So, to all those carrying false rumours, remember it is a criminal offence. Desist or legal action will be taken. Signed Joke Silva (MFR) AKA Mrs Ajoke Jacobs.”
It is however worthy to note that Olu Jacob’s death rumours is the only controversy that has rocked the Yoruba born actor throughout his career as he’s one of the actors in the industry with no smear of controversy.
Born Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, Olu Jacobs has not faced any scandal/controversy after spending decades in the entertainment industry.
The actor who hails from Egba Alake in Ogun state spent his early life in Kano state, where he attended Holy Trinity School.
Olu studied acting at the Royal Academy of Drama and Art, London, where he starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s and had walked down the aisle with his wife, Joke Silva in 1989.
When it comes to acting, he is a big shot. Controversies and Olu Jacobs do NOT go together.
Sadly, the 79-year-old thespian did battle unknown sickness for a while, which he recovered from and has been alive and well despite the damaging reports which are not just lies but evil.