Femi Jacobs is a famous Nigerian actor, who gainedoverwhelming popularity after playing in the notorious movie “The Meeting”. Nowadays, he also works as a producer, writer, and musical artist. Some people assume that he is related to the Nollywood veteran Olu Jacobs. So, is Femi Jacobs related to Olu Jacobs or it is just a speculation by fans? Find out the answer in this article.
Femi Jacobs: who is this person and how did he become popular?
Femi Jacobs’ full name is Oluwafemisola Jacobs, and during his long and productive career, he has left an everlasting impression on his admirers. The future actor was born in Osun State, and his acting career started in 2006 when he was featured in the movie “Choices” produced by his church drama group.
Real popularity came with his prominent role in “The Meeting”, where he starred along with famous actors like Jide Kosoko and Rita Dominic. After this role, Femi started being recognized by fans and famous Nollywood producers and got the chance to develop his career. He also received a lot of Best Actor nominations at various African award ceremonies and won multiple awards.
In interviews, Femi Jacobs spoke about his career choices, saying that his faith in God and freedom in his mind helped him to determine what he wants to do in the future. He also added some words about his family. Femi said that he left his parents when he was eight, and lived with his uncle, who was a father figure to him. His uncle also had four other children, but it did not stop him from raising his little nephew as his own. Femi Jacobs says that he is extremely grateful to his uncle for not giving up on him.
However, the fact that Femi Jacobs rarely mentioned his parents caused a lot of speculations and gossips around their identity. Some people even assumed that the veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs, is actually Femi Jacobs father. Neither sides have confirmed these rumors, but the media do not need confirmation for speculation. So, is it actually true or do the two actors just share the same surname?
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Olu Jacobs family: brief information
Everyone in Nigeria knows that, apart from being a really outstanding actor, Olu Jacobs is also a family man. His meeting with his future wife, a then-aspiring actress Joke Silva, was love at first sight. Nowadays, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva are one of the most influential couples in Nollywood. They are acknowledged as Nigeria’s sweethearts, and fans always admire their relationship. The couple says that the secret of their long-lasting marriage is mutual respect and friendship. They also have two sons: Olusoji and Olugbenga Jacobs.
Is it possible that Olu Jacobs could be hiding something? Perhaps Femi Jacobs is his long lost relative, or maybe he is Olu Jacobs son? This article will try to find out the truth.
Olu Jacobs and wife Joke Silva
Is Femi Jacobs really related to Olu Jacobs?
Even though Femi Jacobs is as determined and hardworking as the Nollywood star Olu Jacobs, it certainly does not mean that he inherited it from him. In fact, in one of his latest interviews, Femi Jacobs has declared that even though his mother is alive, his father has already passed away. This means that despite living with his uncle, he kept in touch with his parents all the time and found out the latest news from them. Besides, there has been no indication of Olu Jacobs getting his wife or someone else pregnant around the time Femi Jacobs was born. Surely, Femi can be another relative of Olu and not necessarily his son, but neither side has ever confirmed these speculations.
Actually, Jacobs is a common surname, and it is highly likely that the two actors just share it as a coincidence. As of today, there is no official proof that Olu Jacobs and Femi Jacobs are related. They once worked together on the musical “Heartbeat” and were side by side on Style magazine cover; however, neither of them has confirmed or denied the rumors about them being family.
Femi Jacobs with Olu Jacobs, his wife and Heartbeat the Musical cast
Whether they are related or not, we should respect their decision to keep their personal lives private. After all, Nollywood actors also deserve a little bit of privacy.
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