Joke Silva born on 29th September 1961 in Lagos state in the western part of Nigeria into the family of four children. She is a Nigerian actress, director, businesswoman, producer, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.
After completing her secondary school, Joke proceeded to the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and further proceeded to Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she studied drama.
Silva is married to actor Olu Jacobs. The couple founded and operate the Lufodo Group covering film production and distribution assets and the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, where she is Director of Studies. She is also the pioneering managing director of Malete Film Village, in association with Kwara State University.
Joke began a career in film in the early 1990s where she featured in the mind bending as her first movie. In 1998, she had a major role starred opposite Colin Firth and Nia Long in the British-Canadian film. The Secret Laughter of Women, In 2006, till date Silva is still active the movie industry, Nigeria.
She won several awards for her self which include; “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards for her performance in Women’s Cot, and “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 for her performance as a grandmother in White Waters.