Veteran Actor Jab Adu

Remembering the veteran Actor Jab Adu

By Adesina Kasali

Veteran Nigerian actor and producer, Jab Adu, has been a staple in the Nigerian film industry for decades. His work has been praised for its unique blend of artistry and entertainment, captivating audiences around the world.

    Veteran Actor Jab Adu

He has been credited with helping to shape the Nigerian film industry into the powerhouse it is today. Adu’s films have been lauded for their thought-provoking storylines and powerful performances, making him one of the most respected figures in the industry.


Jab Adu, born Joseph Abiodun Babajide and also known as “Bassey Okon” in the NTA drama soap “Village Headmaster” created by late Ambassador Segun Olusola in the mid-1960s, passed away on February 28, 2016. He was born on December 28, 1932 and was one of the pioneers of Nigerian filmmaking.


He produced and starred in many of his films, such as “Adio Family,” “Bisi, Daughter of the River” (1977), “Turning Wheel,” “Cool Red,” and “Countdown at Kusini,” to name a few. On February 28, the legendary filmmaker passed away at the age of 83. May his soul continue to rest in peace.