Tuesday, March 21, 2023

WCW: We Love Joke Silva For Everything She Stands For

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Joke Silva is a Nigerian actress, director, businesswoman and a graduate of the University of Lagos and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She began a career in film in the early 1990s and in 1998 she had a major role starred opposite Colin Firth and Nia Long in the British-Canadian film The Secret Laughter of Women. In 2006 she won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards for her performance in Women’s Cot, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 for her performance as a grandmother in White Waters.

Silva is married to actor Olu Jacobs. The couple founded and operate the Lufodo Group covering film production and distribution assets and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, where she is Director of Studies. She is also the pioneering managing director of Malete Film Village, in association with Kwara State University. On 29 September 2014, Silva received recognition as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, one of Nigeria’s National Honours Awards, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. Presently Silva remains one of the most respected Nigerian female actress and we love her for all she stands for.

Photo Credit: Joke Silva

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