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M-Net 53 Extra Host Marcy Dolapo Oni makes her African TV series acting debut on the New Season of Jacob’s Cross



We are excited to exclusively confirm that Marcy Dolapo Oni from M-Net’s 53 Extra will be making her African TV series acting debut on M-Net’s hit drama – Jacob’s Cross.

While we were introduced to her as a TV presenter, now we get to see Dolapo as an actress. Some might be surprised to learn about her varied acting career. Dolapo graduated from the University of Bristol in England with a degree in Chemistry and was finally able to follow her passion for acting. She enrolled in the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London and graduated with an MA in Drama in September 2005.

So far, she has tackled roles from stage and film including ‘Iya-Ile’(The First wife), produced by Soho Theatre/the Tiata Fahodzi Company, will doubtlessly remember Dolapo’s ovation worthy performance in the Play which was nominated for the prestigious Lawrence Olivier Award in the “Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre” category and the Nigerian stage adaptation of “For Coloured Girls“.

BN chatted with Dolapo about her up-coming role in Jacob’s Cross and although she is keen to keep the details of her role as a pleasant surprise for the viewers, she did tell us that she would be playing.

“(My character on Jacob’s Cross) Moremi Omotoso is a strong black woman who does whatever she wants, when ever she wants. She is very passionate and fights for what she believes in…it’s a nice meaty role”.

Jacob’s Cross Season 6 premiere’s on Mnet DSTV Channel 102 on February 13th. Make sure you tune in!

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  1. dewunmi

    February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Cant wait for the new episode of Jacob’s Cross to start

  2. Berry

    February 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    *ahem* I want to act too. How can a girl get started?

  3. GiniBidDeal

    February 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    that fine dude in Jacobs Cross – is he single.?
    Bella it seems you are slacking with updates lately – but dont worry i think i know why, wedding preparations aint easy. BTW i will email you my address so you send me an invitation.

  4. Africhic

    February 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Tinsel should have hired her, we need new faces and new writers.

  5. Tunmi

    February 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    This article needs to be proofread. Break up the run on sentences. The article sounds like a speeding train.

    • Dee-USA

      February 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Lol. I used to comment on the site’s editing and proofreading until I noticed not much was going to change. So I don’t bother anymore. There’s a difference between professionally trained writers and bloggers at the end of the day.

  6. fashionconscious

    February 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I am so proud of you Dolapo, God bless you

  7. bukioni

    February 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    So excited for her, it’s a good look ;D

  8. @Chizoba

    February 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Congrats!! so excited for her 😀

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