Jibola Dabo is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, scriptwriter, director, television personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born on 12th August 1942 in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria. He is currently 75 years old. He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented.
Jibola Dabo is originally from Owo, a small town in Ondo State in the western part of Nigeria. He completed both his primary and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Jibola Dabo proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. After which he proceeded to Columbia State University in the United States of America and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mass Media.
He started acting right from his primary school days when he played the role of Samson in a stage play drama. After which he played the role of a chief priest of his town in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. In 2006, Jibola Dabo joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and has acted in several movies and still counting.
Jibola Dabo is also a winner of the Zuma Award for Best Actor of the Year at the Zuma Film Festival held in Abuja the capital of Nigeria. He has dated Nollywood actress Binta Ayo Mogaji and they have a child from that affair. He has also been reported to have about five children from different women. His children are grown up adults who are married with children. He also has six grandchildren.
During an interview with the media, he confessed that he hates his gay role with the late Muna Obiekwe in the Nollywood movie “Dirty Secrets”. According to him, it was his least favorite movie. He is an ardent supporter of Polygamy. The actor revealed this in a 2014 interview with Leadership Nigeria stating he is an ardent supporter of polygamy. According to him, Polygamy means when you see a woman you love and desire, you marry her with the consent of your already married wife and bring her home.
Jibola Dabo has had his white beard signature look for over twenty years. The actor once contemplated suicide by jumping in front of a vehicle because of hardship as a kid. According to him, he was born in a poor family and had to struggle for survival.
Jibola Dabo has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Dirty Secrets, Ihite Kingdom, Game Changer, 25th Birthday, Bloody Carnival, Mama Africa, Kingdom of Darkness, Queen of the World, Break Away, Beyond Powers, My Fantasy, Mama’s Love, Broken Mirror, Action King, My Game, High Blood Pleasure, Changing Faces, etc.
Jibola Dabo in the cause of his acting career has won several awards which include Best Actor of the Year at the Zuma Film Festival, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award, Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actor in Nigeria at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards and Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Jibola Dabo is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $400,000.
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