The creative accomplishments and consummate skills of the actress Joke Silva have shone through in countless performances over the years, touching audiences the world over. One of her most notable recent performances was a production of the play “Have you seen Zandile” by the Canadian group, African Theatre Ensemble (ATE).
Theatre and movie audiences have also enjoyed her work in films such as “Amazing Grace”, “White Waters”, “Women’s Cot”, “The Child” and “Tango with Me”, to name a few.
Joke Silva attended Holy Child College Obalende, before going on to pursue higher education at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London, and the University of Lagos. She is also an alumnus of the Fate Foundation Programme for Entrepreneurs.
In addition to her work as an actress, Joke Silva is also an accomplished director and producer. Under the banner of Lufodo Productions, which she founded with her husband Olu Jacobs, and in which she serves as Managing Director, Joke Silva has produced numerous works of theatre, the latest being “Little Drops” sponsored by the Rivers State Government.
Ms. Silva recently added the title of educator to her resume with the establishment of the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts where she serves as Director of Studies.
Joke Silva is a recipient of several awards, including the EMOTAN Award by AIT and the SOLIDRA Award, the Best Actress in 2006 at the AMMA Awards, Best Actress in Supporting Role in 2008.
She is a trustee of Advocacy for Women and Children, an NGO and a grief counsellor for AART of Life Foundation also an NGO. She was the President, panel of Judges KORA Awards 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In January 2006, she was nominated by the Minister of Information as one of the members to serve on the film village committee, a committee which formulates policy on how to practically set up film villages in different parts of the country.
She is the Goodwill Ambassador for Ray of Hope Foundation, Save The Children UK and Nigerian Women Trust Fund.
The contestants were officially introduced to the Faculty. Joke Silver popularly called Mummy J, took the lead. Introducing themselves one after the other, they explained the intricacies of each training session in fitness by Kayode Ogundepo, song interpretation by Joke Silva, voice by Ige, music by Ben Ogbeiwi and choreography by Kaffy.
Mummy J, the Principal of the Academy, reeled out the rules to the contestants sternly. They are: English as the only language permitted in the Academy, no admittance in any of the classes upon lateness, no violence and no whispering.
Tough Uncle Ben had the contestants trembling with great trepidation as he went through the post-mortem of their last performances (Gala show). He informed the contestants that songs by Asa and Tracy Chapman, both guitarists, will be performed this weekend.
Miss Kaffy the dance instructor came in for a brief session. She gave them exercises to help to achieve effective breath control while singing.
As lots of activities unfold in the Academy, contestants had a little chit chat and got to know each other better. Of course, the session was garnished with fun, laughter and excitement in the air.
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