Joke Silva (MFR)

Co-founder/CO-CEO Artistic Design and Performing Arts

Award winning veteran actress producer director and acting coach, Joke Silva since 1981 has worked on the platform of theatre, film, television and radio.  She trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts and has a Degree in English from the University of Lagos.  She’s also an alumnus of FATE Foundation, Lagos.

In recent times Joke has enjoyed working on Hearword produced and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. The stage play has traversed three continents Europe, America and Africa and would have gone to the fourth Australia but for the pandemic.

Joke Silva has featured in many award-winning films and TV shows and to date is the only Nigerian actor to have won five Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) including Life Time Achievment Award (June 2016).

Joke co-founded Lufodo Group with her husband Olu Jacobs specializing in Productions of Drama Content(sinc1986) and an Academy of Performing Arts(since 2007).  The company since January 2022 manages the newly refurbished state of the art  GLOVER MEMORIAL HALL the oldest theatre and event space in Nigeria.

She is Chairman Board of Trustees of Centre of Contemporary Arts (CCA Lagos); Board Member Lagos State Theatre Festival (LSTF).

Other Members


The Garden Theatre Adviser/Consultant to LAPA / Lufodo Productions