Nollywood actress and director, Joke Silva is in a joyous mood as she is a year older today 29, September, 2014.

The actress known for her good job as a veteran actress has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006 and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.

Silva was born in Lagos , Nigeria , into a family of four children. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos, after which she studied English at the University of Lagos . She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

She has starred in several films and television series, some which include Secret Laughter of Women , 30 Days , Letters to a Stranger , Widow’s Cot and the Africa Movie Academy Award-nominated films White Waters and The Amazing Grace.

Silva is married to veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs with 2 children.