Audio-Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS), the sole government-licensed collective management organization for audio-visual content has awarded veteran actor, Olu Jacobs and his wife, Joke Silva membership certificates.
Chairman of AVRS, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, who presented the award at a brief presentation ceremony held at the Glover Memorial Hall in Lagos, on August 3, 2022, said the Octogenarian actor, Olu Jacobs deserves the award for his meritorious contribution to the development and growth of the audio-visual industry in Nigeria and for fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.
“Uncle Olu Jacobs is a well- established performer who has contributed to improving the image of the acting profession and has had a long history of active involvement both on stage and screen. Indeed his contributions to the growth of the audio-visual industry cannot be quantified.”
“It is just appropriate for the AVRS which is the sole government licensed collective management organization for audio-visual content to honour this Icon of the profession who should rightly be a leading member of the AVRS because of his body of works,’’ Ali-Balogun added.
The high point of the event was the presentation of a check for the sum of N250,000 and a membership certificate to the octogenarian actor who clocked 80 this July. The actress and wife of the actor Ajoke Silva Jacobs was also presented with a membership certificate.
‘With this presentation, both Uncle Olu and the amiable wife Ajoke Jacobs are now members of the AVRS and they qualify to receive royalties anytime it is shared to members. That is the chief reason AVRS is in existence. To collect royalties from right users for distribution to right owners,’’ Ali-Balogun said
Responding, a visibly elated Olu Jacobs thanked the AVRS leadership for the honour done him and the membership extended to them He said ‘the only thank you that is big enough to appreciate the AVRS for this honour done me is to say a louder thank you. Thank you AVRS’’.
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