In a recent interview with media personality and actress Nancy Isime, veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva provided an update on the health challenges faced by her husband, thespian Olu Jacobs.

Joke Silva
Joke Silva

The iconic couple, often regarded as a power couple in the Nollywood entertainment industry, has been admired for their long-lasting marriage and contributions to Nigerian cinema.

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Joke Silva revealed that Olu Jacobs sickness has been dementia, a condition that has significantly affected him. She expressed the difficulties of witnessing these health challenges and noted that her husband is no longer the same man she married 37 years ago.

Acknowledging the reality of their situation, Silva explained, “It hasn’t been easy. There was a point of acceptance for me that everything happening is reality. It is like the person I married, 80 percent of the time, is no longer there.” She went on to describe the profound impact on their relationship, emphasizing that Jacobs was an incredible father and an amazing husband when he was in better health.

Despite the changes, Joke shared that she still loves her husband, albeit in a different way. Her candid remarks offer a glimpse into the emotional journey the couple is navigating as they face the challenges posed by Jacobs’ health condition.

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