INTRODUCTION Femi Jacobs is a Nigerian actor, speaker and singer. He came into prominence for playing Makinde Esho in the film The Meeting, which also stars Rita Dominic and Jide Kosoko. For his role in The Meeting, he received a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards. He also won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Jacobs was born May 8th. For his undergraduate degree, he studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State University and then proceeded to study Marketing Management at the Lagos Business School now called Pan Atlantic University. He also trained as a pilot in South Africa but ended up not pursuing a commercial pilot license.
CAREER AND LIFE
Femi Jacobs, started acting full-time in 2011. His first feature was a film, Choices and he also featured in two series, Tango and Tinsel. He played the role of Eddie Edoma in the award-winning series, Tinsel.
Between 2006 and 2009 he delved into music as a gospel artist. The lead character of The Meeting used to be the Music Director of The Fountain of Life Church, Lagos. FJ as his friends call him, has featured in quite a number of movies which most recently include: The Black Sihouette, Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo), Just Married, Heart of a Sister, The Guest, The Visit and Iquo’s Journal.
Femi notes that Richard Mofe-Damijo is a major role model for him as far as the acting business is concerned. Femi received a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for his stellar role in The Meeting. He also bagged four nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Film at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, for Favourite Male African International Emerging Screen Talent at the 2014 Screen Nation Awards, and for Best Supporting Actor of the Year at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
SPEAKING ON HIS LOVE LIFE: Explaining his single status to Saturday Beats recently, Jacobs said, “It is not just economics of marriage, it is the dynamics. Everybody has a dream in life. Some people have a business and they just want to make money. For me, marriage is a resting place; it is a place where you can scale your dream up to another level. I want to be at a particular level of settlement before I go into marriage. Also, there is a space and time for everyone. I love the concept of love even though I am not a champion for it; I am not a champion for romance. If I was one, I would have been married at the age of 25. But I believe it is part of life and culture to an extent. I think love is beautiful. It is a beautiful thing to love someone and to be loved back by the same person.”