Former presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu has prayed for veteran actor Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva.
Joke in a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo revealed that her husband is battling dementia, she also said that the process has been tough for her and her family.
Reacting on Twitter on Monday, Moghalu sympathised with the couple, he also prayed for God’s strength as they go through the ordeal.
“So sad and touched to learn that Olu Jacobs has dementia, a disease many old people go through but which is rarely acknowledged. May God strengthen him and his wife Joke Silva as the lovely couple and doyens of Nollywood actors go through,” he wrote.
Several fans of the celebrities have also taken to Twitter to commend Joke Silva for supporting her husband.
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva met in 1981 at the National Theatre, Lagos during Nigeria’s 21st Independence anniversary.
They have gone on to become the most recognised and respected couple in Nollywood.
A star of several film, TV and theatre productions, Olu Jacobs has been off the acting scene for a while due to age.