Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has showered her son Olusoji Oludotun with lovely words as he celebrates his 30th birthday today, Saturday 23, 2018. Taking to Instagram, Joke Silva wrote:
’30 years ago we were given a gift…YOU..Olusoji Oludotun,Afolabi, Ayodeji ,Modupe….I remember so clearly the day you were born…now you are 30…strong purposeful…careing…as you begin this new season…God guide you and guard you…increase you on all sides…make you even more aware that He is Good Good Father…and grant you that peace that passeth all understanding. Happy birthday precious one…have a great day and a glorious year ahead’
In a recent interview, Joke Silva made it known that she doesn’t have plans to retire from acting as she delights in the fact that the movie industry in Nigeria doesn’t recognize retirement.
According to her, inasmuch as her husband is 75 years old and hasn’t stopped acting, then who is she to be considering retiring soon.
She stated: “I am very lucky to belong to an industry that doesn’t
recognise retirement. It allows for longevity and I intend to take full
advantage of it. I will continue to act, produce and do every other
thing that gives me joy until atrophy sets in. I still hope to create
long-running theatre shows. I hope to impact more lives.”
Despite her huge success in the movie industry, however, Silva regrets that she didn’t persevere well at a time.
She added, “If I were to do anything differently, it will be to learn
to persevere better. I remember in the 1990s, my husband and I
produced several stage plays, including Holy Child, which was a
huge success. By the time we staged it the third time, it was a
commercial success and we made our monies back. We should have continued
because people were looking forward to it every year, but we stopped.”