Vice Chairman Lufodo Group
Mrs Joke Mabel Arinola Jacobs, better known as Joke Silva, is a seasoned actor, producer and educator.
She is an Alumna of the Webber Douglas Academy of Performing Arts in London; the University Of Lagos, and the Fate Foundation Entrepreneurship Program.
Since she started acting professionally in 1981, she has worked in productions in Nigeria, France, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States; moving seamlessly between the stage, the silver screen and the small screen.
Her body of work includes:
The television series Mirror in the Sun, Second Chance, and Mind Bending; the films The Secret Laughter of Women, and White Waters; and the stage productions A Husbands Wife ; Hear Word!; and Have you seen Zandile. She currently plays ``Mama Egba`` in the MNET TV Series Battle Ground.
Joke has won several awards including:
The prestigious SOLIDRA award; FAME AWARD best actress in a supporting role for Violated; AMAA Best actress in a leading role for Widows Cot; AMAA Best Actress in a supporting role for White Waters; and the AMAAS Life Time Achievement Award.
In addition to her work as a performer, Joke sits on the committee that green lights Film Productions for the Bank of Industry Nollywood Fund and on several boards including the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, the AART of Life Foundation, Malete Film Village in Ilorin, Lagos Island Millenium Group on the Environment (LIMGE); Savanah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development; and the Lagos Theatre Festival.