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Joke Silva Opens Up On Olu Jacobs Illness


Veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva has opened up on her husband’s illness.

In an interview with Chude Jieowo, the actress revealed that her husband Olu Jacobs is suffering from what she termed dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Joke said that this was the first time she had opened up about her husband’s illness.

She said: “This has been going on for a couple of years. My husband is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy Body.

“It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease; it affects the brain and affects the person.”

“We have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God.

“We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity. I miss the times we worked together,” Joke Silva added.

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Joke who has been in the Nollywood industry for 40 years revealed that she found out she was adopted at 9 months when she was 10 years old.

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