Joke Silva has so much to celebrate today. Not only is the Nollywood veteran celebrating turning 60, but she’s also taking a look back at 40 years in the movie industry! To mark this momentous occasion, she’s sharing stunning birthday photos showing her infectious joy.
Earlier today she took a walk down memory lane, starting from when she turned 50 and renewed her vows to her husband, Olu Jacobs. She also shared details on her biography, #40at60 and thanked her family for making life worth it.
Here’s what she wrote;
Ten years ago today on my 50th birthday we had our renewal of vows in Freedom Park on Lagos Island. Pastor Tony Rapu remarried us. Sir J and I. Six pastors were also part of the team that officiated. In the congregation was my Mum Dr (Mrs) Abimbola Silva. She had taken a wine and white Ankara as aso ebi for the family.
My aunties Mrs Gbemi Rosiji, Aunty Olga Miller, Aunty Francesca Emmanuel were all there. All of them in their 80s…all of them are now on the other side of eternity. My almost twin sister Bisi was also there. She too is on the other side of eternity. With my Dad and my late daughter.
I believe that’s what happens the older we get…the more milestones we hit. Memories of those we have loved and lost. However, being on this side of eternity is soo good too. Challenging …definitely especially the last 5years. Wawoo.
A massive thank you to my sons Soji @mrjacobs_jnr and Gbenga @oj_poetry, my daughter Blessing @_blessing_douglas and grandaughter Dayo @atarahbaby for making these years bearable. Also my staff…Paulina, Micheal, John.
Without this team, these last 5years would have been impossible. Now the big 60 is here and I thank God for His oh so massive mercies. Yes, that’s it. Gratitude for health, for love of family and friends. Thank you, Lord.
Numbers are very important to me, so this year, as I turn 60, I also mark forty years in the industry I love. #40at60
My biography of that title #40at60 is actually in the works. Psalm 100 (40+60)is on my lips today as I express my gratitude to God!
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God…”
It has been an incredible journey and I thank you all for your endless love.
See more photos from the shoot below;
Happy Birthday, Joke Silva! Here’s to many more amazing days ahead!