4 reasons up and coming actresses should look up to Joke Silva

Joke Silva

One of the few Nollywood veterans worried mothers of aspiring actresses would confidently hand their daughters over to is Joke Silva.

From playing iconic roles on screen and stage to impressing fans with her talent and education, the multiple award winner is a diva for all time.

If you are thinking of going into the entertainment industry, here are four reasons you should look up to Joke Silva.

  1. She is a positive role model

Joke Silva has been in the industry for a long time and has done so well for herself. She first appeared on the screen in the mid-80s and has ruled the theatre and movie world ever since. Affectionately called Aunty Joke, she witnessed the transition from celluloid to video. She also witnessed the renaissance of theatre drama. Standing tall through it all, she is always defending women in the media and arts, especially when it comes to their progress in the industry.

  1. She is ever ageless

At 54, one would presume that she should be slowing down on many fronts, but despite her busy schedules she always finds time to take care of herself and look good. The Amazing Grace actress is a beauty to behold. Some actresses half her age cannot match her natural beauty.

  1. She has seen it all

For a woman who has been in the industry for so long and still remains relevant she has indeed seen it all. Joke was born in an age and time when performing artistes weren’t viewed in the best of light. After studying 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 fought through the social misconception about the arts and its rewards. Sharing her experiences in a reality TV show Project Fame where she is the academy principal, one would know that she has been through the ups and downs of life and the ways she motivates the contestants would make you realise a lot about life.

  1. She is an ambassador of true love

Joke has been married to fellow actor, Olu Jacobs, for 31 years and one can still see love in their eyes. Many believe actresses cannot stay long in marriage but she has proven to be an exception. Joke and Olu Jacobs renewed their marriage vows after three decades and the duo still looks inseparable and wonderful together. Her love life has really inspired young couples.