Joke Silva Opens Up About Olu Jacob’s Ailing Health


Joke Silva, veteran actress and wife to Nollywood legend Olu Jacobs, has opened up on how she has been dealing with her husbands ill health in recent years.

Last year, photos of Olu Jacobs surfaced on the internet looking considerably leaner, which prompted Silva to reveal that her husband had been battling dementia for sometime.

While appearing as a guest on Mercy Johnson’s Mercy’s Menu, Johnson asked how she had been dealing with her husbands ailing health to which the actress disclosed turning to God and herbal medication. She said,

“I think for me, it was getting to the place of acceptance. Sometimes when a partner starts exhibiting some things, there will be the religious side… all these prayers and things. There are also other sides that say if you use all these natural herbs and the natural this and the organic that, and you’re doing everything that you’re being told to do and there is no change. It is almost as if the patient is getting worse.”

Joke Silva and Mercy Johnson on an epispde of Mercy's Menu
Joke Silva and Mercy Johnson on an epispde of Mercy’s Menu

She added, “But when you get to the stage of acceptance that this is your new reality, honestly it is so much easier. You realize this is the new season, you’re walking with your partner and you meet them where they are. It’s so much easier.”

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