Actress, Joke Silva debunks rumor of husband, Olu Jacobs’ death

Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has reacted to alleged reports of her husband and actor, Olu Jacobs’ death.

According to reports making rounds online, the 79-year-old veteran actor was rumoured to be dead. However, Joke Silva has now debunked the rumour, stating that her husband is hale and hearty.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch, she added that people should ignore those peddling the false rumour.

She said,


Don’t mind them, they’re just talking rubbish; don’t disturb your head. He is in the living room right now about to have Eba and Ogbono soup. Let them keep deceiving themselves. He is hale and hearty.”


In June 2020, news also made rounds on the internet that the veteran actor had died but his wife, Silva refuted the rumour.

Speaking to journalists, the entertainer said she and her family find the news depressing.

Shortly after the false report emerged online, a family friend to the couple, actress Lala Akindoju, debunked it saying the veteran actor is doing fine.