Last year, when his marriage to Tiwa Savage
was in deep water, Teeblliz alleged that one of his major grievances
against his wife was that she didn’t care about cooking for him. This,
as usual, created divergent views among members of the public.
But veteran actor, Joke Silva, does not belong to the school of thought that believes women must always cook for their husbands
While speaking with Sunday Scoop, she described her
home as unconventional. “My husband loves to cook, so I have never been
under pressure to be the chef in the house. I cook, he cooks and a chef
cooks too. The most important thing is to get food into the stomach.
have my ways of doing things and he has his too. However, in the early
years, this caused friction and tension between us,” she said.
According to her, inasmuch as her husband is 75 years old and he
hasn’t stopped acting, and Hubert Ogunde was about 86-year-old when he
featured in Heart of Darkness, who is she to think of retiring soon.
She stated, “I am very lucky to belong to an industry that doesn’t
recognise retirement. It allows for longevity and I intend to take full
advantage of it. I will continue to act, produce and do every other
thing that gives me joy until atrophy sets in. I still hope to create
long-running theatre shows. I hope to impact more lives.”
Despite her huge success in the movie industry, however, Silva regrets that she didn’t persevere well at a time.
She added, “If I were to do anything differently, it will be to learn
to persevere better. I remember in the 1990s, my husband and I
produced several stage plays, including Holy Child, which was a
huge success. By the time we staged it the third time, it was a
commercial success and we made our monies back. We should have continued
because people were looking forward to it every year, but we stopped.”
Speaking of her new project, Potato Potahto, which will be
premiered on November 17, she said, “I read the script and I knew it was
something I wanted to be part of. Many times, mother-in-laws are
portrayed as difficult women who don’t relate well with their children’s
spouses. Potato Potahto shows another side to this. It shows a
woman who takes her son-in-law as her son. It portrays a woman who
allows her daughter to make her choices, while gently nudging her on the
right path. It is a truly wonderful movie.”
her, the greatest lesson life has taught her is that most nasty people
are nasty because they are in pain. She believes one needs to try to see
beyond the nastiness if one can.