24th January, 2014
Septuagenarian and veteran actor, writer, stage director and producer, Olu Jacobs recently declared that marrying Joke Silva was the best decision he ever made in life.
According to 71 years old thespian, “ Joke has been more than a wife to me. She has been a confidant, a counsellor, a great manager and business partner. A mother and my best friend”.
The alumnus of royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, added that “all these combined with the God factor are the reasons why our marriage has lasted this long”.
Olu Jacobs and his wife, Joke Silva, also of equal standing have been married for about 28 years.
Touted as the most adorable couple in Nollywood with careers spanning over three decades each, their marriage is said to be unarguably the longest surviving marriage among Nollywood stars.
Olu Jacobs is the executive chairman of Lufodo Group which comprises Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA), Lufodo Distribution and Lufodo Consult, an entertainment related business group owned together with his wife.