One of the most-loved and admired Nollywood actors and couple is Joke Silva and Olu Jacob. On many occasions, they have been used as an example to younger ones in the industry. It’s no surprise that popular comedienne, Helen Paul loves them too.
In a chat with Punch, Helen talks about the impact of the Jacobs in her life.
On their personality and carriage
I’ve always known and admired them, though as a screen couple that I love, admire and respect so much. I never expected that I would get to meet them in person one day. Funnily enough, Aunty Joke was one of the reasons I schooled at the University of Lagos.
You know she speaks so eloquently. Her diction fascinated me as a much younger person back then and I told myself that I had to attend the school she graduated from. She is an inspiration to me.
On their marriage and career
Aunty and Uncle Jacobs are wonderful people who are mentors to me. Their live as individuals and as a couple are exemplary. I’ve met them at some events before and I’m amazed by how they carry on as a couple.
I’ve observed that marriage is not a hindrance to their work. It is rather an icing on the cake for their careers. Sometimes, you see both of them in a movie and sometimes you don’t. It must simply mean that they have no “set rules” about marriage.
There are some couples who believe that if one gets a role in a movie, the other also should, since they’re both seasoned actors. So, when they’re together in a movie, they interpret their roles the way a professional should and when they’re not together, the other person is either holding the home-front or on the set of another movie. And they’ve carried on like this for many years without any squabbles.