Veteran Actor, writer, stage director and producer, Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva, also of equal standing have been married for about 28 years now. Touted as the most adorable couple in Nollywood, with careers that span over 3 decades each, their marriage unarguably stands today as the longest surviving Nollywood marriage.
Asked recently about his amiable wife, the 71 years old thespian unequivocally stated that marrying Joke Silva was the best decision he ever made in life. According to the Alumnus of Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, “Joke has been more than a wife to me”. “She has been a confidant; a counselor; a great manager and business partner; a mother and my best friend.”
All these combined with the God factor are the salient reasons why our marriage has lasted this long.
Recall that Olu Jacobs is the executive chairman of Lufodo Group which encompasses Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA), Lufodo Productions, Lufodo Distributions and, Lufodo Consult, an entertainment related business group he owns together with his wife Joke Silva.
He was conferred with the National honors of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR).