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Joke Silva

Born: September 29, 1961

Joke Silva born in Lagos state in the western part of Nigeria into the family of four children. She is a Nigerian actress, director, businesswoman, producer, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.


Silva has starred in numerous films and television series in both the English and Yoruba languages. One of her earliest roles was in the 1990 English film "Mind Bending". In 1993 she appeared in "Owulorojo", followed by "Violated" in 1995.[9] In 1998 she starred opposite Colin Firth and Nia Long in the British-Canadian film "The Secret Laughter of Women", in which she portrayed Nene. Author Finola Kerrigan noted than Silva stood out as an exceptional actress in the Nigerian film industry after mentioning her role.

In 2002, Silva starred opposite Bimbo Akintola in "Keeping Faith". Akintola later cited Silva, whom she refers to as "Aunty Joke", as a major career influence, adding, "Silva has done a lot, but it's not even about the things that she did, it's about the things she didn’t realize that she did".  Also in 2002, Silva co-produced and starred in "The Kingmaker" with Olu Jacobs. This was followed by roles in pictures such as "A Husband’s Wife", "Shylock" (2004), and "A Past Came Calling" (2004).

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The Set Up (2019)

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A young woman gets more than she bargains for and is drawn into a web of deceit when she is hired by a socialite to assist with his scheme to marry a wealthy heiress.

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Light in the Dark (2018)

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When the challenges of life threaten to tear apart their marriage, will they be able to seek the light that only love can bring?

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If I Am President (2018)

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Set in the present-day political terrain and discourses in Nigeria, “If I Am President” tells the story of 37-year old Zinachi Ohams, the presidential candidate of the Nigerian Rebirth Party, a new party made up of young idealists and recently metamorphosed from a Civil Society Organization. The group make a push into the murky and rough political terrain, armed with little more than their ideals, and wade through challenges of nasty politically engineered attacks, to emerge as the party and candidate to beat in the elections.

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Two Weeks In Lagos (2018)

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Two Week in Lagos is a new Nollywood movie titled currently being shot in Lagos.It’s a story about a young couple who meet and go through a lot of challenges.

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Potato Potahto (2017)

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A divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflames emotions and turns an already complicated situation into a roller coaster ride.

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Kada River (2017)

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In the midst of an age long rivalry between two warring towns, Jerome and Nadia hold on to their young love in a bid to restore peace and save their tribes from an ungrounded hate.

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The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)

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Segun and Rose Adeniyi, run a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in a little town in Lagos, Nigeria. In desperation, Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, as a way of settling all their debts. Their daughter, Opeoluwa, is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant. When Ope decides to return to Nigeria, Mom and Dad are elated for different reasons. Dad wants her to sign the papers to sell the hotel she is destined to inherit, while Mom can’t wait to marry her off. Meanwhile, Ope meets Deji, a charming young businessman with a secret that threatens her plans to restore the hotel’s fortunes. Can love survive deception and will Ope manage to fulfill her dreams?

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Timeless (2017)

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An elderly man whose wife is terminally ill embarks on an emotional road trip with his grandson to the hometown that he was forbidden to return to, to search...

2017
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Bandits (2017)

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Fred after been willed just an ugly painting by his wealthy uncle finds a way to sell it with his bestfriend for a cheap price. He would later use blood and sweat to retrieve it when his girlfriend and her sister found out there’s a 96 million Naira cheque behind it.

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Married but Living Single (2012)

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Mike an entrepreneur is happily married to Kate who is the creative director of an advertising agency, she is so much engrossed with her carrer and winning the biggest brands for her company. Mike is diagnosed with cancer of the lungs in consequence of the smoking habit he had in his school days, he needs to go to India for surgery and the Doctor advised that his wife should take a leave and come with him to hasten the recuperating process, Kate agrees to go with her husband. But as they are about to travel, the biggest telecoms company in the middle east has just been licenced to operate in Nigeria, Kate's company stands the chance to win the bid for their adverts, and they will not be able to do the bidding without the creative director. Kate is torn in between traveling to help her husband recuperate and winning the biggest account ever for her company.

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Tango With Me (2011)

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Lola and Uzo are the perfect couple, their newly married life before them, all is well until the happiest day of their lives becomes the worst.This leads the couple on a journey of self discovery.It is a contemporary story about forgiveness, our core values and our faith. A story that proves that love conquers all.

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The Child (2010)

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'The Child’ revolves around a Benin town’s expectation of a ‘child’ promised the community by the gods. The advent of the child will see to the end of the town’s problems which include drought and recurrent war defeats, especially against the strong army of Ijogun.

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Sister's Love (2008)

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Letters to a Stranger (2007)

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Talking to a stranger can be very therapeutic for the fact that you can say exactly how you feel without fear, judgment and insecurity. But what happens when that stranger becomes a reflection of the decision you should make?

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The Amazing Grace (2006)

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The story of British slave trader John Newton's voyage to West Africa and the events that inspired him to write the world's most popular hymn, Amazing Grace.

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Brave Heart (2005)

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30 Days (2005)

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There is uneasy tension in the land. Someone is killing off corrupt government officials. The press and the police scramble to uncover the truth behind the mysterious deaths. The President (Gbenga Richards) orders his minister of state (Joke Silva) and Inspector General of Police (Segun Arinze) to solve the mystery in 30 DAYS. Meanwhile, Kene Alumona (CBA) has just arrived from New York for a 30 DAY vacation in his home country. He meets and falls for pretty Chinora Onu (Genevieve Nnaji). Soon his 30 DAY vacation turns into a hellish ride on the train of political intrigues, lies, revenge, murder and treachery. Are the murders random killings or is someone intentionally killing off these politicians? Who will be next? How far does the rabbit hole go? The answers may surprise you. Thirty days is an action thriller, a political drama and a love story rolled in to one.

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Keeping Faith (2002)

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Eewo orisa

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Ile oko

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Last Wedding

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White Waters

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Melvin is behind at school. He is 11 years old and his brother who is 4 years his junior is surpassing him. His stepfather Emeka does not wasn’t to deal with him and so implores his mother to send him away. To save her marriage to Emeka and rid her of the unpleasant memories of Melvin’s father Desmond she sends Melvin to go and live with his grandmother.

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Strong Men at Work

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The Kingmaker

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Silent Night

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Silent Night 2

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5 Apostles

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Black Silhouette

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Senator Maro Oti Joke Silva is about to make history as the first female Governor in Nigeria Despite her husband s disapproval she fixes an appointment wi

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