Joke Silva Biography; Early Life, Career, Is She Married?

Joke Silva Biography; Early Life, Career, Is She Married?

December 9, 2021 0 By Lasu Plug

Joke Silva is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actress, television personality, movie and theatre director, entrepreneur, and a movie producer.

In this post, I will share with you Joke Silva biography; early life, career, movies, awards, and more.

To start with, joke is not just a talented actress but also beautiful. I know you are probably agitated I did not include her current marital status in my above list.

Like, whether or not she is married, divorced, in a serious relationship or a single parent. Scroll a bit. And then a bit and more.

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Joke Silva Biography.
Joke Silva Biography.

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Joke Silva Early Life

Joke Silva was born in the early 60’s to the beautiful family of Mr. Silva and Mrs. Adebimbola; a family of four in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Precisely, Joke was born on 29th September, 1961. Her late mother was a renowned Doctor. Her late father, a reputable lawyer.

Joke schooled in Holy Child College, Lagos before eventually moving abroad for her A level studies.

Shortly, she returned to Nigeria for her university education. Of course, Joke completed her A level studies abroad before returning for her university education.

She studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Lagos (UniLag) Culture Center; now, the department of Creative Arts.

While she studied, the Culture Centre was well-known for play and drama performances. It was in one of her performances that someone noticed and invited Joke to come and work with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

Then, Joke started doing radio production as she is now working with the NTA. Notably, she was invited to work at the National National Theatre.


Joke Silva joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in the early 90’s.


Since she rose to prominence, Joke Silva has featured in over 150 movies. These are some of her movies among others;

° One Swap

° 30 Days

° The Amazing Grace

° The Visitors

° Women’s Cot

° Married but Living Single

° Letters to a Stranger

° The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

° Kada River

° Potato Potahto

° The Grave Dust

° Bandits

° Timeless

° If I am President

° Light in the Dark

° The Set Up

° Chief Daddy


Joke Silva has many hearts and awards to herself since she started acting. These are some of her awards among others;

° Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) (2014)

° Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards (2006)

° The pioneer Managing Director of Malete Film Village, in association with Kwara State University

° SOLIDRA Award for Visual Art

° Co-founder of Lufodo Group

° 10 nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (2008)

° Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (2008)

° EMOTAN Award by the African Independent Television (AIT)

Joke Silva and Husband.
Joke Silva and Husband.

Is Joke Silva Married?

Yes, please. Joke has been married to the renowned Nollywood living legend Olu Jacobs.

Their marriage is blessed with two children and they are living happily ever after.

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