Nollywood veteran Olu Jacobs who featured in a few Hollywood productions before returning home to Nigeria to build a giant career in acting recently spoke about his experience as a struggling newbie actor in England.
One of the experiences he spoke about was the racism he experienced in those days and how he was told by a white woman that a dog was better than him.
“A white woman once called me a dog. She had a vacant room for rent. But when I approached her, she asked if I didn’t see the ‘No dogs’ sign on her door.
Before I could respond, she said that a dog was better than me and then slammed the door in my face. I felt so bad that I almost decided to return to Nigeria”.
Even though he experienced such crude brutality in Europe, Jacobs explained that his passion for acting would not let him quit and so he kept at it and his resilience paid off.