Award winning Nigerian actress, Yvonne Jegede took to Instagram to appreciate veteran actor Olu Jacob for his contribution to the movie industry, Nollywood.
The actress shared a video of the actor receiving the lifetime achievement award at the 2021 African International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
“Watched this video with tears in my eyes. I want to give him his flowers while I still can: uncle Olu Jacobs, thank you for blessing us with your talent, for paving the way for me. I honor you and appreciate you for the immense contribution you have made to Nollywood. Thank you sir,” she wrote.
Olu Jacobs, 79, was celebrated by his wife Joke Silva on Instagram on November 14 after receiving the lifetime achievement award.
Fellow veterans like Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Kate Henshaw, Ego Boyo and Segun Arinze took to the comment section of the post to congratulate Olu Jacobs.
In recent news Grammy award winning musician, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun who is known as Wizkid has reportedly becomes the most decorated Afrobeats artiste of all time.
This comes after he won three awards at the 2021 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
The event was held on Sunday, November 21 in Lagos, and the ESSENCE hitmaker won the Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year, and Collaboration of the Year awards.
A twitter user wrote:
“Wizkid’s wins Artist of the year, song of the year & collaboration of the year at #AFRIMA2021 award ceremony. Most decorated Afrobeat Artist of all time. Well deserved”