Nollywood veteran actress, Joke Silva has taken to social media to gush over her husband Olu Jacobs, describing her decision to marry the Nollywood veteran actor as the best decision she ever took.
The mother of two said this in her recent post on Instagram after she shared a lovely photo that depicted the ageing couple were sharing a romantic night out punctuated by a warm smile.
She captioned the photo; ‘The best YES I ever said’.
The couple met in 1981 at the National Theatre, Lagos during the 21st Independence anniversary. Joke Silva is Director of Studies at the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, while her husband chairs the school.
Lufodo Academy is one of several assets the couple own as part of the Lufodo Group, including Lufodo Productions, Lufodo Consult, and Lufodo Distribution.
Joke Silva has curated for the Bank of Industry (BOI) in Theatre, Film, Documentary and Poetry and the 2012 London Olympics, and is also the pioneer managing director of Malete Film Village, in association with Kwara State University.
In addition to her work as an actress, Joke Silva is a philanthropist and a strong supporter of women’s emancipation and empowerment, contributing to their education, training and progress.
On 29 September 2014, Silva was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, one of Nigeria’s national honours, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
In September 2016, she was unveiled as the brand ambassador for AIICO Pension Managers Limited (APML).
Joke Silva, in the year 2020, leads the campaign against sick Nollywood actors soliciting funds to pay for their medical bills. She did that through the instance of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, which revealed plans to inaugurate health insurance schemes for its members.