Joke Silva is one of the best female actresses in the Nollywood industry, with many awards to show for it.
Silva was also recognized as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic, one of Nigeria’s national honors, during an event on September 29, 2014, at the Abuja International Conference Center.
We would see Joke Silva’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, husband, children, education, career, net worth, social media, and everything that you would like to know about her.
Joke Silva Wiki
Full name: Joke Silva Jacobs
Date of birth: September 29, 1961
Age: 58 years old
Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Olu Jacobs
Children: Olusoji Jacobs, Olugbenga Jacobs, Dayo Jacobs
Occupation: Actress, businesswoman
Net worth: $1.2 million
Joke Silva Biography
Joke Silva was born on September 29, 1961, into the Amaro family with four children. His father was a lawyer while his mother, Adebimbola Silva (deceased), was a doctor.
Joke Silva had her primary education in the Lagos State, and secondary school at Holy Child College, Lagos.
After graduating from secondary school, Joke moved to England to study Drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
After completing her A levels, she returned to Nigeria and joined the Cultural Center of the University of Lagos (unilag), which later became the Department of Creative Arts.
Joke’s parents were initially against her idea of going into acting, but soon they began to support her. Joke Silva started acting in the 1990s, and one of her first roles was in the 1990 English film “Mind-Bending”.
In 1993 she appeared in “Owulorojo”, followed by the 1995 film “Violated”. In 1998, she starred alongside Colin Firth and Nia Long in the Canadian-British film’ Secret Laughter of Women’, in which she played Nene.
Silva is also a film producer, and one of her works includes the film The Kingmaker, which she co-produced with Olu Jacobs in 2002.
Joke Silva’s Movies
Joke Silva has been featured in more than 100 Nollywood movies. Some of her films include;
• The Amazing Grace
• Married but Living Single
• Women’s Cot
• 30 Days
• The Visitors
• Letters to a Stranger
• The Grave Dust
• The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
• Phone Swap
• Potato Potahto
• Kada River
• Chief Daddy
• Light in the Dark
• If I am President
• The Set-Up
Awards And Recognition
Joke Silva has gotten several awards since she started acting. Some of her awards and recognition include:
• Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards (2006)
• Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards (2008)
• EMOTAN Award by the African Independent Television (AIT)
• Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) (2014)
• SOLIDRA Award for Visual Art
Joke Silva married Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs in 1989, and they have three children, Olusoji Jacobs, Olugbenga Jacobs, and Dayo Jacobs.
Joke Silva Net worth
Joke Silva is one of the most famous actresses in Nollywood, and in addition to acting, she is also assistant vice-president of the Lufodo group, a stage and film production company.
As of 2020, Joke Silva net worth is estimated to be $1.2 million.
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Helping others, making a difference in the world by improving people’s lives will help to make the world a better place. One person at a time, one day at a time, and one project at a time, you can make a difference that will leave a lasting impact on the world. We can choose to be affected by the world or choose to affect the world. As Mother Teresa said, If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed one. If we want to change things, we must first change ourselves. Great leaders don’t set out to be leaders, they set out to make a difference. #BeInspired #LiveToInspire #MakeaDifference
— Ajoke Silva (@jokesilva) November 27, 2017