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Facts About Nollywood Legends, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie

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The name Olu Jacobs is not new in the Nigerian entertainment clan as the veteran Nollywood actor has graced the silver screens for over four decades. He is one of Nigeria’s most respected actors.
Olu Jacobs, as many of his younger colleagues in the industry call him, has paved a successful path for many actors and actresses in the industry. The veteran actor recently clocked 75 years. The Tide Entertainment brings you fast facts about the Septuagenarian you may not have known.
The legendary actor was born as Oludotun Jacobs on 11 July 1942 in Ogun State, Nigeria to parents of Egba Alake. He grew up in Kano and attended The Holy Trinity School, Kano in Nigeria. His love for acting was inspired by Late Legendary film maker, Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party which held at colonial Hotel in Kano, thereafter, he travelled to England where he studied acting in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
He starred in several British Television series and international films between 1970 and the 80s. Some of his international works include. ‘The Goodies,’ “Till Death Us Do Part,” ‘Balow At Large.’ The Ventures”, “Angels”, ‘1990’, ‘The tomorrow People” and The Professionals’, The Dogs of war”, Roman Polanski’s Adventure Comedy, ‘Pirates’ (1986) and the family adventure film, ‘Baby. Secret of the Lost Legend (1985).
On television, he was cast in TV5’s’ “The Witches and the Grinnygog (1983 series) and in Nigeria, Olu Jacobs has starred in over 150 Nollywood films. In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for best actor in a leading role and in 2013, he was honoured with the industry’s merit award for out-standing achievements in acting at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Olu Jacobs has been married to co-Thespian joke silver for over 30 years and they are blessed with two children. Olu Jacobs and his wife run a school called Lufodu Academy for performing arts to cater for upcoming actors.
Pete Edochie At 70
One of Nollywood’s most celebrated actors, Pete Edochie celebrated his 70th birthday on March 7, 2017 and as expected, many of his friends, fans and well wishers turned out in their numbers to celebrate the Nollywood titan.
Pete Edochie who was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu, Enugu State is an indigene of Anambra State. He had his primary and secondary education in Zaria, Kaduna State.
After his secondary education, Pete Edochie worked with Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) before proceeding to the United Kingdom (UK) to do a course in journalism and television at the school of journalism and television in England.
In 1967, he joined the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation and in 1980, he was trained formerly in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a broadcaster.
The veteran actor came into limelight in the 1980s when he played the lead role in the Nigerian Television Authority’s adaptations of Chinua Achedbe’s best selling novel, “Things Fall Apart.” Since then, Pete Edochie has featured in over 200 Nollywood movies and his prowess in the industry has won him many national and international awards.
Pete is well known for his roles in movies like Igodo, Egg of Life, The Lions, Evil Men, Oracle, Narrow Escape, Sins of Our Forefathers, My Love, Felony etc.
He was kidnapped on August 16, 2009 on his way to an event along Nkpor in Anambra State, but was immediately released the next day.
In 2012, Pete Edochie was reported dead while he was on set of a new movie in the Northern part of the country at the time.

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I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.

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Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque

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It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.

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Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary

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On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.

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