Nollywood Veteran Joke Silva Celebrates 40 Years In The Industry On Her 60th Birthday

Nollywood veteran Ajoke Silva is celebrating four decades in the industry alongside her 60th birthday.

The actress took to her Instagram page, marking the milestone with stunning photos. She wrote:

“Numbers are very important to me, so this year as I turn 60, I also mark 40 years in the industry I love. #40at60

My biography of that title #40@60 is actually in the works. Psalm 100 (40+60)is on my lips today as I express my gratitude to God!

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God…”


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The multiple award-winning actress has featured in over 100 productions since her career kicked off from stage. Joke landed her breakout role in starring alongside Colin Firth and Nia Long in the British-Canadian film “The Secret Laughter of Women.”

In 2006 and 2008, the actress won the Best Actress in a Leading role and Best Actress in a Supporting role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). She has also received multiple recognitions for her contribution to arts and culture.

Silva is also one of the few veterans who made a successful transition to what has been described as the ‘new Nollywood’ era.

See more pictures below:

Watch BTS clips from her birthday shoot below:


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