CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY — Today (September 29) is the birthday of veteran Nollywood actress JOKE SILVA, who is the loving wife of legendary actor OLU JACOBS. Join us on Nollywood Community in wishing Joke Silva a happy birthday as she clocks 54 beautiful years!
Joke Silva, born September 29, 1961, is an award-winning Nigerian Actress and Movie Director. She was born in Lagos into a family of 4 children. She hails from Isale-Eko (Lagos Island), her father’s hometown, but her mom, Dr. [Mrs]. Marianne Abimbola Silva, hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State.
Joke attended Holy Child College in Lagos after which she studied English at the University of Lagos (UNILAG). She then relocated to England and studied Drama Art at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Joke Silva began acting professionally in the 1981 and had her first performance in the English movie titled ‘Mind Bending‘ in 1990, followed by a Yoruba movie titled ‘Owurolojo‘ in 1993. Some of her other movies include Secret Laughter of Women, 30 Days, Letters to a Stranger, Widow’s Cot, For Coloured Girls, and The Amazing Grace, to name a few.
She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
Joke Silva married her African Sweetheart and Actor OLU JACOBS in 1985, and their marriage is blessed with two Children. Why don’t you join us in wishing the beautiful JOKE SILVA, a very happy birthday, long life and prosperity—on Nollywood Community!
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