“I Don’t Think Anyone Can Replace Olu Jacobs In Nollywood” – Patience Ozokwo

Actress Patience Ozokwo says she misses filming on set with veteran actor Olu Jacobs.

The 63-year-old said this at the 80th birthday of Jacobs held at the Glover Memorial Hall in Lagos on Sunday.

Patience Ozokwo also commended the actor for his acting skills, saying he is irreplaceable. In her words:

I’m missing him on set, he can play an Igbo king, he can play a Yoruba king, in fact, I don’t think anybody can replace him.”

Others who also attended the event include, Hilda Dokubo, Ali Baba, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Victor Osuagwu, Ego Boyo, Ireti Doyle, Ini Edo, Kunle Afolayan, Ngozi Nwosu and his wife Joke Silva.

In November 2021, Joke revealed in an interview with Chude Jideonwo that her husband has dementia and it has been hard on her and the entire family.

Olu Jacobs received lifetime achievement awards at the 2021 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). The veteran actor turned 80 on July 11, 2022.