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July 9, 2011

Cameroun honours Olu Jacobs

Olu Jacobs

Veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs was given a standing ovation at the closing ceremony of the 15th Écrans Noirs Film Festival, Saturday night of June 25, 2011, in Yaoundé, Cameroun.

He was greeted with applause by the ecstatic audience as he mounted the stage to receive the Prix Charles Mensah (Ecran d’Honneur) for his outstanding life achievements as an actor of local and international repute, especially for the great impact Nollywood has made in Africa.

“African cinema and its actors” the theme of 15th edition of the Écrans noirs was a noble tribute to those who work in the continent to advance the seventh art, according to the administrator Bassek Ba Kobhio. It attracted thousands of people from June 18 through 25.