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Femi Jacobs Biography: Education, Career, Awards, and Net Worth

Femi Jacobs is a Nigerian singer, speaker, and actor. He rose to prominence for his role as Makinde Esho in the film The Meeting. For his performance in The Meeting, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Early Life & Education

Femi Jacobs was born on the 8th of May, in the mid 1980s, in Lagos State, Nigeria’s southwestern region. He was raised in Osun State. He completed his secondary education at Fakunle Comprehensive High School in Osogbo, Osun State. Femi Jacobs continued his education at Lagos State University, where he majored in mass communication.


Because of his poor upbringing, Femi Jacobs left home at the tender age of 11 to face his struggle. He began his career as an office assistant in a church in Lagos State. He discovered his musical talent while working at the church. Following that, Femi Jacob began learning to play the piano and was later hired as a music director.

He later released three albums. When he was in church, he was asked to participate in a church group’s religious productions. Producers eventually noticed his acting talent. As a result, he began working in the film industry and was cast in the film The Meeting as Makinde Esho. This film featured well-known actors such as Jide Kosoko and Rita Dominic. For his role as Makinde, Jacobs was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Selected Filmography

  • 2021 La Femme Anjola
  • 2021 Eagle Wings
  • 2020 Stepping Into Maggie’s Shoes
  • 2019 The Reunion
  • 2019 Heaven’s Hell
  • 2019 Don’t Get Mad Get Even
  • 2018 Unbroken
  • 2018 All Shades of Wrong
  • 2016 Moth to a Flame
  • 2016 Miscellaneous
  • 2015 Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo
  • 2015 Doll House
  • 2013 Journey To Self
  • 2012 The Meeting

Television Series

  • 2019 Unmarried
  • 2015 This Thing Called Marriage
  • 2015 Binary Unit
  • 2014 Middlemen
  • 2008 Tinsel
  • 2008 Tango

Awards and Nominations

2022Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice AwardsBest Actor in A DramaNominated
2021Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Supporting Actor –EnglishNominated
2020Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actor in a Lead role – EnglishNominated
2015Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA)Best Actor in a ComedyWon

Net Worth

According to different sources online, Femi Jacobs net worth is estimated at around $500,000.


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