No, it is not beans. This Nollywood power couple are always endearing to behold, and yes, they’ve successfully saddled each other’s hearts in marital bliss for 30 years! Big big congratulations to them.
Joke Silva actually took to Instagram in the mood of the celebration to make this heartwarming remark:
“And it has loaded.??..30 years ago on 16th November 1985 we said “I Do”. It is a day of thanks To our Heavenly Father for all those who made those 30 years doable..my late mum and dad. Chief Afolabi Silva and Dr (Mrs) Abimbola Silva. They both tried to be fair…but mum was most times in Olus corner and Dad leant towards mine?”
“My late sisters in law mama Shomolu and mummy Ibadan. ..my late brothers in law Papa London and Papa Fermi. ..all of them so protective of me?God in his wisdom has called you home. Your blessing will not decrease. We miss you all.”
“My sisters Bisi Silva and Toyin Olawoye…nudging us to get married those many years ago…Sister Buki& Uncle Laolu Akintobi ..Bunmi Tejumola Faith Eboigbe my warriors…????”
“Chisom Ezoke daughter sister friend… Sinmi Adesanya supporters no matter what???…Moji Olagbegi pastor in the house ??Bunmi and Soji Oyinsan besto of life you never held your punches from either of us and made sure we made it work..???..Lola Fani-Kayode there from the beginning…taking me by the scruff of the neck and shaking me until I found my way back to my Lord Jesus..??..Thank you. Our Son’s Olusoji and Olugbenga our Jewels God bless you. May you both find bone of your bones? and in the words of my favourite hymn at the moment “Oh God beyond all Praising…”We thank you for these 30 years. May only death do us part and may our love in all its ramifications wax stronger. Thank you all for the good wishes and prayers. God bless you.”
It would be recalled that Olu Jacobs, during a media chat 3 years ago, also told a quite super story of how they met:
“I was having a meeting at the National Theatre and the door opened a young lady came in. I looked at her. I have never met her before in my life and I said to the people in the room ‘ladies and gentlemen, this is the lady I am going to marry’. Everybody laughed. She looked at me up and down, hissed and left. Today, she is my wife and that was 27 years ago.”
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.
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