#TBT: VETERAN NIGERIAN ACTRESS, JOKE SILVA IS OUR INSPIRATION TODAY
Born September 29 1961, Joke Silva is a talented world-renowned actress, director and business woman. She schooled at the University of Lagos where she studied English before proceeding to Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
She is known as a creative, talented and skilful actress with a good command in English and clear diction. Joke Silva started acting in the early 1990’s where she featured in a movie titled ‘Mind Bending’. So far, she has acted in 250 Nollywood movies and has won various awards which includes: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role 2006, Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2008, City People Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 and Africa Movie Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In 2012, Joke Silva was appointed by United Nations as a Goodwill Ambassador with focus on fighting against human trafficking in Nigeria. In 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a member of order for the Federal Republic; which is considered the highest award given to Nigerian celebrities.
Apart from her achievements, Joke Silva is passionate about women and is a strong supporter of women’s emancipation and empowerment. She is also married to prominent Nigerian actor, Olu Jacobs.
Below are four reasons we’re inspired by her.
She is a talented award-winning actress:
A multiple award winner, Joke has acted in 250 Nigerian movies and won awards which includes: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role 2006 and Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role just to mention a few. There is no doubt that Joke Silva is talented and ever green.
She values training:
It will be interesting to note that Joke Silva together with her husband founded Lufodo Group. A Performing Arts Academy and a Film Production and Distribution Assets Company. She is also a faculty member on the MTN project fame reality TV show; where she teaches contestants pronunciation and clear diction.
She is beautiful and is ageing gracefully:
Despite many years of hard work Joke’s beauty is timeless. She is still as flawless as they come and without doubt beautiful.
She is a brilliant stage actor:
Joke Silva is also a beautiful stage performer and is known for interpreting her roles perfectly. She has acted in Mad King of Ijudiya, Hear Word and A Little Drops just to mention a few.
Who in your field inspires you? Who are the legends in your areas of interest?