Joke Silva almost broke down in tears during her speech as she received a lifetime award for her husband, Olu Jacobs.
Olu Jacobs, whose health is failing, has been absent from the film and public eye for several years.
Joke Silva, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, confessed that he was suffering from dementia.
It’s a degenerative condition that affects his brain and body, according to her.
The actor was unable to attend the honorary function due to his illness.
Joke Silva and her son, Jacobs junior went on his behalf to receive the award.
The veteran bagged an lifetime achievement award at irep film festival, Lagos.
“@mrjacobs_jnr and I receiving the @irepfilmfestival Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of Sir J @_olujacobs. Thank you iRep. The incredible festival is on @freedomparllagos till the 20th of March”.
Celebrities took to the comment section to congratulate the icon.
brodashaggi : Congratulations Madam
bimboakintola : Amazing
andreachikachukwu : Congratulations Auntie well deserved for both of you always.