Veteran Nigerian actor, Joseph Abiodun Babatunde Adu, popularly known as Jab Adu, is reported dead.
The 83-year-old actor in popular old TV drama, ‘The Village Headmaster’, passed on in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Sunday.
It was gathered that before his demise he had been battling with a minor illness associated with old age.
A source close to his family confirmed the passage though he could not yet provide more details of it.
He was born in Calabar, Cross River State but he is originally from Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Trained as a professional banker before settling for acting, the late Jab Adu had an illustrious career on stage, television and film.
An abridged version of the biography of the deceased written by Adegboyega Arulogun state that Jab Adu started his adult life as a banker with the Central Bank of Nigeria. Aside acting, he is also a writer.
He left banking in 1970 and went into full acting, writing and production.
He was a film producer whose production credits include “Bisi, Daughter of the River” and “Adio’s Family”, a series he co-produced with NTA.
Jab Adu, while alive, was a devotee of Grail Message Movement.