Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede has penned down an emotional tribute to veteran actor, Olu Jacobs after he was honored at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2021.
AFRIFF conferred on Olu Jacobs with a lifetime achievement award for his immense contribution to industry and becoming a beacon of hope for the generation.
Reacting to the moment the honorary was given to the ailing actor who was accompanied by his wife, Joke Silva, and other close loved ones, Yvonne Jegede revealed that she wept whilst watching the video of the award presentation.
Yvonne Jegede appreciated the legendary actor for blessing the Nigeria Movie Industry, Nollywood, with his talent and for paving the way for her.
She wrote; “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 @_olujacobs.”
Other Nollywood superstars such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Omotola Jalade, Segun Arinze and Kate Henshaw also rejoiced with Olu Jacob in Yvonne’s comment section.
Watch the video below;