Celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, veteran Nollywood couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, have covered the bridal edition of Today’s Woman Magazine.
In the July/August edition of the magazine, the couple share how they have made it work for 30 years, the loss of their child, acting as therapy for them, among other touching issues.
On the recent issue of the magazine, Joke speaks on the number of dates they have been on and the most romantic of them. “It’s been a long time and a couple hundred dates, I don’t really remember which was our most romantic because Olu has given me so many,” she said.
Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs was born to parents from Egba Alake, and attended Holy Trinity School in Kano, Nigeria. He trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
He has starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s like The Goodies, Till Death Us Do Part, The Tomorrow People and lots more. In the 1980s Jacobs starred in several international films some of which include John Irvin’s war film The Dogs of War, Roman Polanski’s adventure-comedy Pirates and the family-adventure film Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. He has starred in over 120 Nollywood films.
Joke Silva was born in Lagos, Nigeria, into a family of four children. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos, after which she studied English at the University of Lagos. She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Silva has also starred in several films and television series, some which include Secret Laughter of Women, 30 Days, Letters to a Stranger, Widow’s Cot, For Coloured Girls and the Africa Movie Academy Award-nominated films White Waters and The Amazing Grace.