Joke Silver, wife of a frontline Nollywood Actor, Olu Jacobs has publicly spoken for the first time of her husband’s health condition.

The veteran actress has said that her husband has been wrestling with the ailment for some time now.

 

The movie star genius in a chat with Chude Jideowo revealed that her husband has been battling dementia.

 

‘’ He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy body’’., she said.

 

‘’It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson’s type disease, it affects the brain and affects the person’’.

 

The actress revealed that this was the first time she would be talking about her husband’s health in public.

 

‘’First time I’m saying this publicly .. that is what we have been dealing with …but the thing is, it is going on and it is hard on us family members as well’’, she added.

 

Olu Jacobs has been off the public space for some time now, leaving speculations about her health.  His family had to put on a statement after rumours of his death filled the social media.

 

He, however, made an appearance at the recently held Afiff Awards, when he won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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