She’s got one of the best Nollywood careers, and everything seems to be working out extra-ordinarily fine for the actress as she grows older. Joke Silva was recently appointed as the Managing Director of Nollywood Movie Studio otherwise known as Malete Film Village, which is owned by Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete, Kwara State.
“Joke Silva who is a seasoned actress and a world class film director, will be the face and image of the Malete Film Village for some time to come,” a statement by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah said.
The veteran actress who is doing great with her own movie academy while accepting the new appointment, said, she would be building a movie studio in the school from scratch. Silva is expected to train people who love the acting profession.
“I would be building a movie studio from scratch and making it viable. More importantly, it is supposed to be an underpinning for Nollywood where the skills that are necessary to sustain Nollywood will be taught. It is to train those who have decided to take a profession in the film industry and the various skills that are involved in the industry”.
The Malete Film Village is an independent venture established by the Kwara State University for production of films and training of actors, actresses and other experts involved in filming for Nollywood; the Nigerian film industry, and for the African film industry as a whole.
Joke Silva who has shown her ability to bring the best of people in her role as the principal of MTN Project Fame West Africa’s Academy will ensure the timely growth of the Malete Film Village. KWASU couldn’t have made a better choice.