Joke Silva marks 60th Birthday, 40 years in movie industry
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Veteran actress, Ajoke Silva celebrates her 60th birthday and 40 years in the movie industry.
The Nollywood Icon shared stunning photos of herself on Instagram and an emotional note to herself.
Looking back through memory lane, she wrote about her 50th birthday and the loved ones who had crossed to the other side of eternity within the space of ten years.
“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” she wrote.
“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 Fracesca Emmanuel were all there. All of them in their 80s…all of them 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 soo good too. Challenging, …definitely, especially the last 5years. Wawoo.
Appreciating her children and others, she wrote “A massive thank you to my sons Soji @mrjacobs_jnr and Gbenga @oj_poetry, my daughter Blessing @_blessing_douglas and granddaughter Dayo @atarahbaby for making these years bearable.
“Also my staff…Paulina, Micheal, John. Without this team, these last 5years would have been impossible.
“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.”
Celebrating her 40th year in the movie industry in another post, she wrote “Numbers are very important to me, so this year, as I turn 60, I also mark forty years in the industry I love. #40at60”
“My biography of that title #40at60 is actually in the works.
“Psalm 100 (40+60)is on my lips today as I express my gratitude to God!
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God…”
“It has been an incredible journey and I thank you all for your endless love.”