Joke Silva Jacobs recently discussed her dislike of cooking and the true reason she hasn’t cooked for herself in a very long time on Mercy Johnson Okojie’s program, “Mercy’s Menu.”
During the interview, Joke Silva was asked “Do you cook?” She responded:
JOKE SILVA: Uhmmm, I haven’t done so in a long time.
“It has been long you cooked? Why is that?”
JOKE SILVA: Well I guess I’m just at that age where you’ve taught all the younger people in the house how you like your food, how daddy likes his food, you know. So you just say “okay today we are having this, tomorrow we are having this”. Actually, I tend to work with a time table so there is a staple for Monday, Tuesday, all the way right up to Sunday.
Now that you are a grand mom and you are a mom, what is the difference between being a grand mom and a mom? Does it make you softer or harder?”
JOKE SILVA: Well you kind of are gentler with the grand children and harder with the grown up ones. You are a bit tougher and you also have a bit more time for the grand children when they bring them. They are returnable to the owners [laughs].
“When they are around, do you cook for them? Do they insist that grand mom makes something for them to eat?”
JOKE SILVA: No. No, I mean. I have my chef.
“You said Uncle Olu is the one who liked to cook. You cooked because you had to, tell us about that.”
JOKE SILVA: When we were dating in England, we both liked to go out for dinner and things like that. When we got back home, got married and things, going out for dinner at that time was really crazily expensive. So all dinners and everything were at home. And he realized that I really didn’t like cooking that much. I was good at it, but I just didn’t enjoy it. It was like a chore. But he liked to cook.
“This is so romantic and it strikes me like Uncle Olu is a very romantic person.”
JOKE SILVA: He is actually. He is rather. He is the more romantic one.
Rumours about Olu Jacob’s death
It would be recall sometimes in 2020, the internet went gaga after a piece of news broke that Olu Jacobs was dead. However, the news was immediately debunked by Popular actress Lala Akindoju and Joke silva.
“Hey revealed that the amazing script interpreter is still very much alive.”
It is however worthy to note that, this rumoured news is the only controversy that has rocked the Yoruba born actor throughout his career.
After spending decades in the entertainment industry, Olu Jacobs has not faced any scandal/controversy.
Olu Jacobs, born Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, was born on the 11th of July, 1942. He hails from Egba Alake in Ogun state.
Olu spent his early life in Kano state, where he attended Holy Trinity School. He was a member of the debating and drama societies.
Olu studied acting at the Royal Academy of Drama and Art, London, where he starred in various British television shows and series in the 1970s.
Olu walked down the aisle with his wife, Joke Silva in 1989. When asked why she bares her maiden name, he replied;
“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 now begin to say what they like.
They have even written that we are separated and all sorts of stuff. When she is working, she is Joke Silva but she is Mrs Joke Jacobs at home.”
According to rumours then, Olu Jacobs has been battling an unknown sickness for a while now. Sometimes ago on his Instagram page, he alongside his wife, Ajoke Silva debunked reports of supporting any medication to treat diabetes.