Actress Joke Silva, who clocked 60 on Wednesday, September 29, has disclosed that work is ongoing on her biography.
The veteran, who is also marking her 40th anniversary in acting, announced on her Instagram page.
She said, “Numbers are very important to me, so this year, as I turn 60, I also mark 40 years in the industry I love. #40@60
“My biography of that title #40@60 is actually in the works.
“Psalm 100 (40+60)is on my lips today as I express my gratitude to God!.”
The actress, who also reflected on her life’s journey, including the highs and lows, renewal of marital vows 10 years ago and her departed ones, acknowledged the support from family and friends.
“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 so good too. Challenging …definitely, especially the last 5years… 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.”
Born on September 29, 1961, Silva, called Aunty Joke, began her career in film in the early 1990s and has won several awards. She is a consummate screen and stage actress married to the famous Olu Jacobs.
In a related development, the actress has said that she refuses to lose hope in Nigeria despite all her troubles.
In an Independence Day Instagram post on Friday, Silva questioned the country’s future but restated her belief that things would improve.
She wrote, “Will it get better? I believe so. Our past must never be better than our future. So, we refuse to lose hope; Do what we can individually to make today better than yesterday. Happy Independence celebrations.”