Joke Silva looks stunning in 55th Birthday picture(Biography and facts)

Joke Silva looks stunning in 55th Birthday picture(Biography and facts)

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Damn! From this picture you wouldn't believe Joke Silva's age at all.The Veteran Nigerian actress and director, is celebrating her 55th birthday today September 29th. Born in 1961, she began a career in film in the early 1990s. 
So for all Nollywood movie fans,on this Joke Silva birthday,we are sending a lovely happy
birthday message to the lovely actress.

Now lets find out more about the Nollywood veteran actress by looking at Joke Silva biography and basic facts.

Joke was born in Lagos, Nigeria, the second child in a family of five children and she spent most of her early days in Lagos. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos for her secondary school education after which she proceeded to study English at the University of Lagos. After her tertiary education in Lagos, she then moved to England where she attended Wentworth Milton, Mount Bournemouth to obtain her A levels and after that, she went ahead to study drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

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Joke started her acting career in 1981 and had her first appearance was in an English movie titled “Mind Bending” in 1990. In 1993, she featured in a Yoruba movie titled “Owurolojo” after that.However she is hardly seen in Yoruba movies now as she tends to feature more in the English side of Nollywood films.
Joke has featured in several films and television series including Secret Laughter of Women, 30 Days, Letters to a Stranger and Widow’s Cot. She also starred in two critically acclaimed movies that earned Africa Movie Academy Award-nominations, White Waters and Amazing Grace. During her days at the University of Lagos, she belonged to a cultural group which comprised of the likes of Bode Osanyin, Stella Monye and others.
Mrs Silva who hails from Isale-eko (Lagos Island), is married to veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs and the union is blessed with 2 children. They have been married since 1985.Olu Jacob said he knew she was going to be his wife from the time they met. Together, they both run the Lufodo Group, which houses Lufodo productions, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, Lufodo Consult, and Lufodo Distribution. She serves in the capacity of Director of Studies at the Academy.
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 for the movie, Women’s Cot. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie ‘White Waters’ at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008. She has also received the EMOTAN Award by African Independent Television (AIT) and the SOLIDRA Award for Visual Art.
She has also curated  for the Bank of Industry (BOI) in Theatre, Film, Documentary and Poetry and also for the 2012 London Olympics.
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