Joke Silva And Family Morns Bisi Silva

Reports have it that Nigerian seasoned Nollywood actress, Joke Silva’s younger sister Bisi Silva, has died.

According to reports, Bisi Silva who died on Tuesday 12th February 2019 has been battling with cancer.

Bisi Silva, before her demise, has been a key behind several exhibitions in Nigeria, Africa, as-well-as Europe.


Bisi Silva was the founder, artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos “CCA, Lagos,” which she opened in December 2007.

CCA Lagos encourages analysis, documentation, and exhibitions related to contemporary art in Africa and abroad. At CCA, Lagos, Silva had curated copious exhibitions including one with the famous Nigerian painter Ndidi Dike.

Bisi Silva was also a co-curator of ‘The Progress of Love,’ a trans-American collaboration across three venues in America and Nigeria (Oct. 2012 – Jan. 2013).

Bisi Silva, co-curated J.D. “Okhai Ojeikere”- Moments of Beauty’, Kiasma, Helsinki (April – Nov. 2011) and many more.

Our heart goes out to Joke Silva and her entire family.

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