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I Thank God Despite My Husband’s Disease – Joke Silva

Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs

Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs

Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has come out to speak about Olu Jacobs’ health for the first time.

She recently had her say during an interview with Chude Jidonwo, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to her, Olu Jacobs has dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and it affects his brain the same way a Parkinson type of disease does.

Joke added that the sickness has been really hard on her family but she is grateful to God nonetheless.

Her words, “It’s been going on for a couple of years”

“He 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.”

“First time i’m saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well.”

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

What do you think?

Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.

The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.

Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.

Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.


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