– Jab Adu, a veteran Nollywood actor has passed on
– Adu is on of the surviving actors from the TV drama series- The village headmaster
– He died in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital
Emerging reports suggests that Joseph Adu, the Nollywood ace actor is dead.
Adu was one of the few surviving actors in popular old TV drama, The Village Headmaster,
According to the Punch, the actor who was fondly known as Jab Adu passed on in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Sunday, February 28.
A . close to his family reportedly confirmed the death but could not provide total details regarding Adu’s passage.
Apart from playing ‘Bassey Okon’ in ‘The Village Headmaster’, Adu was
a film producer with
credits including “Bisi, Daughter of the River”
and “Adio’s Family”, a series he co-produced with NTA.
He started his adult life as a banker with Central Bank of Nigeria before settling as an actor.
The late Jab Adu had an illustrious career on stage, television and film.
While with the apex bank, he squeezed out time to participate as an
actor and writer in the popular Village Headmaster, in which he played
the role of Bassey Okon, the doctor, dispenser and pharmacist of Oja
The deceased was born in Calabar, Cross River state, hence, it was
easy for him to . the role of an Efik speaking character in the
junction town of Oja.
He left banking in 1970 and went into full time acting, writing and production.
More details regarding his death and burial arrangements to follow shortly.