BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Today is veteran actress, Joke Silva‘s 55th birthday. She was born on September 29, 1985.
As we celebrate the icon today, did you ever know these 7 things about her?
- Joke Silva has starred in a British-Canadian film. In 1998, she acted in The Secret Laughter of Women alongside Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and American Nia Long (The Best Man).
- The veteran actress is a recipient of a national award. In 2014, former president Goodluck Jonathan bestowed Silva with the award of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR).
- She has featured alongside her husband Olu Jacobs, Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Henshaw, Nse Ikpe Etim, Wale Ojo, Bimbo Akintola and Lydia Forson in several movies.
- Joke Silva has won three Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). She won the first in 2006 for her role in Women’s Cot. The second came two years later for her performance in White Waters. In 2016, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
- The actress was part of the cast for Amaka Igwe’s film Violated.
- She met her husband, Olu Jacobs in 1981 at an audition at the National Theatre, Lagos. They got married four years later.
7. She hails from Lagos Island.