A video of veteran actor Olu Jacobs cutting his birthday cake at his just concluded 80th birthday celebration has sparked reactions on social media, with many praying for his wife, Joke Silva, for standing by him despite his state of health.
Actress Joke Silva who has been receiving accolades on social media for sticking with her husband through it all, was by his side all through the 80th birthday celebration, helping out when he needed her to.
In the viral video, we see her guiding him on how to cut the cake in a sweet way.
Reacting, one Aminat wrote, “that is why it is good for men to take good care of their wives …If he wasn’t good to his wife…I guess this wouldn’t be the story…Men take care of ur wives oooo”
One Toni wrote “What an amazing woman oo… it is good to hv a good woman oo. See how this woman is taking good care of this man despite d fact that he does not even know who she is.”
One Faith wrote, “Invest in your wife oooo brothers, sisters and side chick won’t take care of you when you are old”
Kemi Filani recalls that Joke Silva opened up on Olu Jacobs’ health condition after he disappeared from the movie scene for 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!”