Nigerians have sent their good wishes to Nollywood couple Joke Silva and her husband Olu Jacob as the veteran actor prepares to mark his 80th birthday.
Nigerians are still in awe of Joke Silva’s commitment to her husband despite his sickness, which has kept him away from the public for the past couple of years.
Kemi Filani recalls that a photo of Olu Jacobs that surfaced online a few days ago raised concern among the actor’s fans, who had earlier thought he was dead.
Olu Jacobs was highly celebrated on social media by entertainment celebrities, including RMD, Funke Akindele, Yul Edochie, to mention but a few of them.
Joke Silva took to Instagram to share a video from the birthday venue with a cheering caption that expressed her happiness.
She wrote: My heart leaps for joy. It’s my birthday too
Entertainment stars including Mr Macaroni, Obi Asika, Kaffy, and other fans of Joke Silva took to her timeline to commend her dedication towards her husband.
They showered love and praises on her.
Kaffydance: Yesssssoooooo mummy God shows His awesomeness through your heart
thelifeof_ifeyinwaighodalo: Congratulations my dear sister
ivyekong: This is so beautiful aunty. May God bless and keep you both. Love you
obiasika: Happy bday and more blessings
otto_orondaam: May God bless you always. Wishing you both long life and many more beautiful years
Kemi Filani recalls that Joke Silva opened up on Olu Jacobs’ health condition after he disappeared from the movie scene for a few years.
The actress opened up during an interview with Chude Jideonwo that her husband is battling dementia, a degenerative disease affecting the brain.
“He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body, it is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person,…first time i’m saying this publicly….that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well…we have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God….
We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish i had the old you here so i don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity ….I miss the times we work together!”