Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has declared that she does not belong to the school of thought that is of the opinion that women must always cook for their husbands

In a recent interview, she said, My husband loves to cook, so I have never been under pressure to be the chef in the house. I cook, he cooks and a chef cooks too. The most important thing is to get food into the stomach. I have my ways of doing things and he has his too. However, in the early years, this caused friction and tension between us.”

Also, she has no plans to retire anytime soon, saying, “I am very lucky to belong to an industry that doesn’t recognise retirement. It allows for longevity and I intend to take full advantage of it. I will continue to act, produce and do every other thing that gives me joy until atrophy sets in. I still hope to create long-running theatre shows. I hope to impact more lives.”

“If I were to do anything differently, it will be to learn to persevere better. I remember in the 1990s, my husband and I produced several stage plays, including Holy Child, which was a huge success. By the time we staged it the third time, it was a commercial success and we made our monies back. We should have continued because people were looking forward to it every year, but we stopped,” she added