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

Femi Jacobs is a singer, speaker, and actor from Nigeria. He gained notoriety for his role as Makinde Esho in the film titled The Meeting. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for his performance in The Meeting.

Early Life & Education

Femi Jacobs was born 8th of May, in the mid 1980s, in Lagos State, which falls in the southwestern region of Nigeria. He grew up in Osun State. He had his secondary school education in Fakunle Comprehensive high school, Osogbo in Osun State. Femi Jacobs went further to Lagos State University where he studied mass communication.


Due to the kind of poor background Femi Jacobs has, he left home to face his struggle at the tentative age of 11 years old. He started with a job in Lagos State as an office assistant in a church. While working at the church, he discovered his musical talent. Femi Jacob thereafter started to learn how to play piano and was later hired as a music director.

Later, he put out three albums. He was asked to play roles in a church group’s religious productions when he was attending church. Producers eventually took note of his acting prowess. As a result, he started working in the film industry and was cast as Makinde Esho in the movie The Meeting. Famous actors like Jide Kosoko and Rita Dominic appeared in this film. Jacobs was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for playing Makinde.


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

Year Event Prize Result
2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Actor in A Drama Nominated
2021 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor –English Nominated
2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead role – English Nominated
2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) Best Actor in a Comedy Won

Net Worth

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


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