Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva and her husband have been acting for a long time but the relevance in the business and monetary gains didn’t come that easy.
In an interview with Vanguard, the actress said she and her husband did a lot of plays that weren’t profitable until they did Holy Child in the 1990s.
She said, “Although my husband and I produced several stage plays in the 1980s, not until we produced Holy Child in the 1990s did we break even. It was a huge success while the earlier ones were such a struggle. By the time we staged it the third time, it was a commercial success and we made our money back. But then, we should have continued because people were looking forward to it every year.”
“It was a Christmas story and it narrated how Mary and Joseph survived the controversies that might have ensued following Mary’s pregnancy. This is due to fact that Joseph never had any sexual relationship with Mary. I recall that somebody posted a picture of my husband and I in the play very recently on Instagram. I was so surprised to realize that media personality, Lamide Akintobi, could still recollect the lyrics of the song verbatim. I felt so fulfilled as it only showed that the play really captured the imagination of people at the time,” the actress added.
She also spoke about their company, Lufodo Film Academy, their son’s involvement among post other things.
Read the full interview here.