Joke Silva Loses Younger Sister to Cancer

Veteran Nollywood actress, producer, and director, Joke Silva, lost her younger sister, Bisi Silva, to cancer.

The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday, 12th of February, 2019 where she posted a picture of her sister with the caption: “Thou mastering me God”.

According to PM News in Pulse News, Bisi Silva died on Tuesday, 12th of February, 2019, in Lagos after a protracted battle with cancer.

About Bisi Silva

Bisi Silva was the founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos. She opened CCA in 2007 and later Asiko International Art School in Lagos. After her first degree in Foreign Languages in Paris, she earned her two-year MA in Visual Arts(Curating and Commissioning of contemporary Art) at the Royal College of Art in London.


When she moved over to Nigeria, she blossomed in her field, earning the respect of not only major artists but wealthy art collectors too.

Bisi curated numerous important exhibitions in Nigeria, Africa and Europe. These exhibitions included ”Democrazy”, Playing with Chance: El Anatsui” and ”J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty.”
In October 2015, she presented a fascinating coffee table book, J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE, in Lagos. The book is the most comprehensive archive of powerful photographs of over six decades of Ojeikere.

From all of us at Media Rants, may her gentle soul find peace in the bosom of the Lord.

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