Nigerian Veteran Actress, Joke Silva Loses Younger Sister to Cancer

According to report, Bisi Silva passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in Lagos after a long battle with cancer.

Even though Joke Silva is yet to comment on the death of her sister, she took to her Instagram page on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, where she posted a photo of her sister with the caption “Thou mastering me God…”

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" Thou mastering me God…"

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Bisi Silva, who is the founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). 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.

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.”

She was in her fifties. 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.


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