Olu Jacobs recounts what happened the day he married actress Joke Silva
Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs, has shared intimate details of what happened the day he married his wife, Joke Silva, in 1985, in a new interview.
Here are excerpts from the interview;
In what year did you get married?
I got married on November 16, 1985.
How was the crowd like?
It was not a very large crowd on that day. I had a moderate wedding. I think we had about two hundred guests maximum. Even back in those days, people used to have elaborate weddings but I just didn’t want a huge wedding.
What was most memorable about your wedding day?
After getting dressed and was about leaving for the church service, my mum called me to her room and prayed for me and I still remember every word of the prayer. Funny enough, I didn’t cry until when she started crying while I was leaving later in the night and her tears made me cry too.
Usually, the bride is always known to be late, were you late to church on your wedding day?
I wasn’t early to church; I was right there on time but my husband was two hours late. I didn’t have a sleepless night because I slept very well.
Was there any awkward thing that happened on that day?
Well, apart from my husband arriving two hours late for the church ceremony, there was nothing awkward that happened. Although it got to a point when I was being questioned if he’d still come and I kept saying he would until he showed up. He came late to church because of the bachelor’s eve that they had a night to the wedding; they were all tired and overslept.
Was your wedding gown bought in the country?
Yes, my wedding gown was made in Nigeria. It was aso-oke. I got married in Lagos. I didn’t have a white wedding because .