Joke Silva’s Biography, Birthday, Net Worth, Education, Husband, Awards Etc

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Joke Silva is a Nigerian actress, director, and businesswoman. Joke began her career in film in the early 1990s. In 1998 she had a major role, starring opposite Colin Firth and Nia Long in the British-Canadian film The Secret Laughter of Women. Here’s her Biography, Age, Net worth, Husband, Awards, Movies, Parents, etc.

Joke Silva was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, into a family of four children. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos. She is also the pioneer managing director of Malete Film Village, in association with Kwara State University.


Full name: AJoke Silva Jacobs

Stage name: Joke Silva

Date of birth: 29 September 1961

Place of birth: Lagos

State of origin: Lagos State

Nationality: Nigerian

Net worth: $2 million

Spouse: Olu Jacobs

Education: University of Lagos, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Holy Child College

Children: Olusoji Jacobs, Olugbenga Jacobs

Occupation: Actress

Religion: Christianity

Awards: City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Award 

Marital status: Married

Social media handle: Instagram@

The veteran actress has starred in numerous films and television series in both the English and Yoruba languages. One of her earliest roles was in the 1990 English film Mind-Bending. In 1993 she appeared in Owulorojo, followed by Violated in 1995. In 1998 she starred opposite Colin Firth and Nia Long in the British-Canadian film The Secret Laughter of Women, in which she portrayed Nene. Author Finola Kerrigan noted that Silva stood out as an exceptional actress in the Nigerian film industry after mentioning her role.

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