Today (September 29) is the birthday of veteran actress, Joke Silva. She was born September 29, 1961 in Lagos, to the family of Chief Emmanuel Afolabi Silva and Dr. (Mrs) Marianne Abimbola Silva. She attended Holy Child College, Obalende, Lagos for her secondary school education. She studied English at the University of Lagos (Nigeria), and later , Drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art (London, England). She got married to her husband, veteran actor, Olu Jacobs in 1985.
Joke Silva has appeared in numerous stage dramas, TV productions, and movies. Her acting credits include, Jero’s Metamorphosis (stage), Mirror in the Sun (TV), Second Chance (TV), Secret Laughter of Women, Owuro Lojo, The King Must Dance Naked (stage), Violated, Silent Night, Women’s Cot, 30 Days, The Amazing Grace, and Tango With Me. In 2006, she won the AMAA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (AMAA 2006) for her role in Women’s Cot.