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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Joke Silva

The Nollywood actress and director, Joke Silva was born on September 1961 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the wife to veteran actor, Olu Jacobs and they are blessed with two children. She starred in the 2006 British Nigerian historical drama film, The Amazing Grace, which was nominated at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She won the 2006 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in Leading Role for the film, Woman’s Cot and also the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role for the film, White Waters. The 54-years-old actress and director has definitely been a source of inspiration and encouragement to many entertainment stars and youths in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the gorgeous Nigerian actress and director, Joke Silva:

1. Joke Silva was born on September 1961 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. She attended the Holy Child College in Lagos, Nigeria.

3. She studied English at the University of Lagos.

4. She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

5. She has starred in a number of film and television series of both Yoruba and English languages.

6. She is married to veteran actor, Olu Jacobs and they are blessed with two children.

7. She starred in the 2006 British Nigerian historical drama film, The Amazing Grace, which was nominated at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

8. She has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Olu Jacobs, Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Odungide, Fred Amata and Zack Amata to mention a few.

9. She won the 2006 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in Leading Role for the film, Woman’s Cot and also the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role for the film, White Waters.

10. In July 2015, She lost her mother, Dr Marienne Abimbola Silva at the age of 89. In September 2015, her and her husband renewed their vows after 30 years of marriage.

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