29th September, 2021
Nollywood veteran, Joke Silva clocks 60 years today and also 40 years in the theatre and movie industry.
As she reflected on happenings in her life in the last 10 years, she also announced that her biography is in the works.
The title, she said, will be #40/60.
“Numbers are very important to me, so this year, as I turn 60, I also mark forty years in the industry I love. #[email protected]
“My biography of that title #[email protected] is actually in the works.
Psalm 100 (40+60)is on my lips today as I express my gratitude to God!
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God…”
“It has been an incredible journey and I thank you all for your endless love”.
In messages on both Twitter and Facebook, posting gorgeous photos of herself, she reflected on happenings in her life in the past decade.
“Ten years ago today on my 50th birthday we had our renewal of vows in Freedom Park on Lagos Island. Pastor Tony Rapu remarried us..Sir J and I. Six pastors were also part of the team that officiated.
“In the congregation was my Mum Dr (Mrs) Abimbola Silva. She had taken a wine and white Ankara as aso ebi for the family. My aunties Mrs Gbemi Rosiji,Aunty Olga Miller,Aunty Fracesca Emmanuel were all there. All of them in their 80s…all of them now on the other side of eternity.
“My almost twin sister Bisi was also there. She too is on the other side of eternity. With my Dad and my late daughter. I believe that’s what happens the older we get…the more milestones we hit.
“Memories of those we have loved and lost. However being on this side of eternity is soo good too.
“Challenging …definitely especially the last 5years. Wawoo.
“A massive thank you to my sons Soji @mrjacobs_jnr and Gbenga @oj_poetry , my daughter Blessing @_blessing_douglas and grandaughter Dayo @atarahbaby for making these years bearable.
“Also my staff…Paulina,Micheal,John. Without this team these last 5years would have been impossible.
“Now the big 60 is here and I thank God for His oh so massive mercies. Yes that’s it.
“Gratitude for health, for love of family and friends. Thank you Lord”