Joke Silva, Nollywood actress, has taken to social media to celebrate Olu Jacobs, her husband, ahead of his 80th birthday.


The iconic actor will clock 80 on July 11.

But nearly a week to his birthday, Silva and a plethora of Nollywood big names have begun to shower the veteran actor with encomiums ahead of his birthday.

On her Instagram page, Silva actress shared a throwback photo of a young and handsome Jacobs while gushing about him before her followers.


“Who has the foggiest idea who this handsome young man is…” #80@Glover Birthday loading…. @thegloverhall,” she wrote.


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On his part, Femi Adebayo wrote, “I celebrate a living legend of arts and entertainment on his 80th birthday.

“Pa Olu Jacobs is a leading light for many of us thriving in the trade of creativity, it is our prayers that God continues to bless your household exceedingly.”


Jide Kosoko wrote, “Happy birthday Sir Olu Jacobs,” while actor Uzee Uzman, added, “Old age is a blessing, grey hair is a rare privilege only few get to enjoy.

“Happy birthday to one of Nollywood finest, a living legend and an award winning actor, Daddy Olu Jacobs. May God continue to bless you with good health and wellness. I celebrate you Daddy.”

Last year, Silva revealed her celebrity husband is battling dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

The ace actress also said Jacobs has been struggling with the ailment “for a couple of years” and  “doesn’t understand what is going on.”


Jacobs has been in the news on several occasions over the state of his health, which had also sparked death rumours about him.

But the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) had repeatedly dismissed such claims.

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