Photos from Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva’s son’s traditional marriage
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva’s son, Olusoji Jacobs has finally his traditional wedding with his beautiful his Rivers state bride, Boma Douglas.
The traditional wedding ceremony which was held in Port Harcourt yesterday had parents of the couple and loved ones in attendance. The white wedding is set to hold next weekend in Lagos.
Here are photos from the traditional wedding of Olu Jacobs/Joke Silva’s son and his bride below;
The groom’s parents are well known Nollywood actors. His father Oludotun Jacobs, popularly known as Olu Jacobs, was born on the 11th of July 1942 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He attended Holy Trinity School, Kano, Nigeria. He was a member of the debating and drama society. Olu Jacobs developed the passion for going into acting after attending one of Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party at Colonial Hotel in Kano. Mr. Jacobs traveled to England in 1964 to pursue his acting career. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He starred in various British Television shows and series before returning to Nigeria in the early 80s. The Nigerian veteran actor has starred in more than 120 Nollywood movies.
His mother on the other hand, is Mrs. Joke Jacobs. But she still uses her maiden name ‘Miss Joke Silva’ on stage. In a recent interview, Olu Jacobs had this to say on why his wife still maintains her maiden name:
“She is her own individual. When I met her, she was an actress known as Joke Silva so why should marrying me now deny her and her audience her name. She is Miss Joke Silva who is Mrs. Joke Jacobs. It is as simple as that. People can begin to say what they like. They have even written that we are separated and all sort of stuffs. When she is working, she is Joke Silva but she is Mrs. Joke Jacobs at home.”
Olu Jacob met his wife in 1981, at the National Theatre, Lagos. They were both rehearsing for Jero’s Metamorphosis by Professor Wole Soyinka. From the day he set his eyes on her, he knew she was the woman he was going to marry. They have been married for 32 years now.