Actors are pouring encomiums on their veteran colleague, Olu Jacobs ahead of his 80th birthday on Monday, 11 July.
Many actors posted celebratory messages on their Instagram pages on Monday to honour the soon-to-be octogenarian.
His wife, Joke Silva, shared an epic throwback of the legendary actor with the caption,
“Who has the foggiest idea who this handsome young man is…#80th Birthday loading….”
Femi Adebayo wrote, “I celebrate a living legend of arts and entertainment on his 80th birthday.
“Pa Olu Jacobs is a leading light for many of us thriving in the trade of creativity, it is our prayers that God continues to bless your household exceedingly.”
Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, said, “Happy birthday sir Olu Jacobs.”
Actor Uzee Uzman’s message was “Old age is a blessing, grey hair is a rare privilege only few get to enjoy.
“Happy birthday to one of Nollywood's finest, a living legend and an award-winning actor, Daddy Olu Jacobs. May God continue to bless you with good health and wellness. I celebrate you, Daddy.”
Saheed Balogun wrote, “Happy birthday to our greatest legend, Daddy Olu Jacobs, we are really proud of you Daddy.”
Actor, Mustapha Sholagbade in his congratulatory message, wrote, “Happy 80th birthday sir, may God be pleased with your new age sir.
“I wish you more strength, happiness, and everlasting joy. Amen.”
Olu Jacobs starred in several British television series and international films in his early days as an actor.
He has featured in scores of Nollywood movies and is one of Africa’s most respected actors.