Pretty much every Nigerian movie-goer knows of the legendary Joke Silva. She has graced our screens since the early 90s when her film and T.V career began and has gone on to star in films such as Women’s Cot, Owulorojo, Shylock, A Past Came Calling and White Waters. A whole generation grew up with her on their screens.
She has also been a pioneer of the performing arts in Nigeria, founding the Lufodo Academy of The Performing Arts as well as being the pioneering managing director of the Malete Film Village with Kwara State University.
Recently, she added another feather to her cap by taking on the role of producer in the film Potato Potahto which stared OC Ukeje, Lala Akindoju and Joselyn Dumas.
She also starred in the stage play ‘Hear Word’, which is a series of monologues about African women. The play has toured worldwide and was the first Nigerian play to be showcased at Harvard University.
For her talent, longevity and life-long dedication to the Nigerian Art world, we celebrate Joke Silva.