Mercy Johnson salutes Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva

Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs

Elijah Adebero

Popular Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson has joined the list of those expressing their appreciation to veteran actor Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva for their contribution to the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood.

This comes after her colleague Yvonne Jegede took to her Instagram page to share a video of the Lifetime Achievement Award of Olu Jacobs a few weeks ago.

The actress recently reacting to the emotional video on her Instagram page, she said that the video touched her in the right places and thanked Yvonne Jegede for celebrating the veteran actor and his wife.

She wrote:

“This touched me in right places, Thank you yvonne…Because of people like @_olujacobs , we have thrived. Thank You Sir and Ma. @ajokesilva .God bless you always.”

Some days ago, Joke had revealed that her her husband has dementia.

She noted in an emotional post: “He is dealing with issues and it has 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’s type of disease, it affects the brain so you don’t see the shaking. It affects the person,” she said.

She added that “It is the first time I said that publicly. I knew the time will come that it has to be known.”

The veteran actress also spoke concerning the effect of her husband’s health condition on herself and family members.

“It’s been hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and also on family members as well. We have gone through it over the past couple of years and 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,” she added.