President Muhammadu Buhari joined the Nollywood marketplace to rejoice one of its icons, Olu Jacobs, who clocked 80.
In a statement by his Unique Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari praised Jacobs’ unusual expertise at deciphering roles and capacity to transmit messages to the being familiar with of different audiences.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins Nollywood and professional actors, dwelling and abroad, in celebrating phase and display screen icon, Olu Jacobs, on his 80th birthday, July 11, 2022.
“The President felicitates with the Jacobs’ spouse and children, which includes the spouse, also a renowned thespian, Joke Silva, and their pals on the auspicious event, which calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, advice and protection.
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“President Buhari affirms the impact of the veteran actor on the movie industry, placing a common of professionalism that has attracted world-wide recognition and awards, like the Lifetime Achievement Awards conferred on him in 2016 by African Motion picture Academy Awards.
“As the actor turns 80, the President notes his ingenious capacity to interpret roles, simplify complex challenges and carry messages to the comprehending of each youthful and previous, levelling cultural, ethnic and religious boundaries to develop into a domestic title all more than the country and beyond.
“Mainly stereotyped as a father and voice of wisdom in most movies, President Buhari believes Olu Jacobs’ all-natural tendency to counsel, inspire and instruct simply acquired him the roles, although appreciating his foresight in winning quite a few into the job and guiding them to stardom.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will grant him greater health, for a longer time lifetime and steadfastness in provider to the Arts, God, and humanity,” the statement reads..