Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs has revealed how he always fall victims of racism during his stay in abroad, he further explained how he embarked on a journey in pursuit of his career at the prestigious Royal Academy of the Arts in London, the decision which does not go down well with his father simply because he is the favourite.
“My Dad did not want me to go to England. I was his favourite child. When I said that I wanted to act, he said I should do something else and not anything that would take me away from him.”
This may sound funny to a lot of Nigerians today, especially in these tough times that parents would do anything possible to send their children abroad in search of the proverbial Golden Fleece.
But such was the bond between the actor and his father that the latter became scared of allowing him to settle in a foreign land.
However, the younger man was determined to have his way. So he conspired with his older brother who was already living in London and eventually arrived in that country in 1966. Even then, he had to do something to pacify his father and get back in his good books. “When I got to London, I had to send him a message.
As the closest person to him in the family, I knew the right thing that would calm him was tobacco. My father loved tobacco. He was a piper. So I bought him a new pipe and some tobacco and sent them to him through somebody who was travelling home. And he forgave me for disobeying him