Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs is a year older today, July 11, 2016!
In celebration of his day, his dear wife, Joke Silva took to Instagram sharing a lovely photo of the duo with the words, “Happy Birthday dear One. May your strength be renewed like the eagles and your children’s children surround your table. Have a beautiful day.“
The Nollywood couple were recently honoured with the AMAA Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Olu Jacobs and Joke met at the National Theatre during a meeting. According to him, from that moment he immediately knew she was the one for him.
He told the NetNg two years ago that their over 30 year old marriage is a success due to communication.
According to him, “There are other forces outside that you need to take cognizance of but when you do, you have to make sure that they don’t take control over your life. You are now thinking for two. No decision you take should be for yourself alone. It’s for two and it must remain for two. You have to always remember that. If my wife goes out, and she finds out that she would not be able to make it back at the time she initially thought she would, she picks up the phone and calls me to tell me. Fine! You are thinking for two, she knows where I am, I know where she is. We still do this till tomorrow. Communicating like that helps a lot, once we are talking, you have an idea of where I am and I have an idea of where you are. I am not saying that it should be every minute calls. Sometimes just being together in a room not necessarily saying anything is also important.“