Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has clear the air on a sensitive issue and put the mind of her fans and followers to rest.
Contrary to rumours that Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs is dead, actress, Joke Silva has revealed that the 77 year old is alive and well.
Silva speaking with TheNEWS on Tuesday evening, said her husband is alive, adding that the “family found the development so depressing that members had to speak out.”
On the other hand, she told the magazine that the family had been inundated with calls by well-wishers who wanted to find out the truth.
She added that the birthday of Olu Jacobs (who laughed off the rumour) is next month.
Olu Jacobs known in real life as Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs has been off the acting scene for a while due to age.
Olu Jacobs , internationally acclaimed Nigerian actor and film executive, was born on 11 July 1942. He has starred in several British television series and international films.
He has been hailed by many as one of the greatest and most widely respected African actors of his generation.
Together with Pete Edochie, Justus Esiri, Enebeli Elebuwa and Sam Loco Efe, he is considered by several media, film commentators, critics, and other actors to be one of the most influential African actors of all time, and is widely regarded as a cultural icon