Joke Silva's mother has died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 89.
Joke Silva, a veteran actress, has lost her mother to the cold hands of death. But Joke Silva's greatness is hereditary, apparently.
The deceased, Dr Marienne Abimbola Silva, who died peacefully on Sunday morning July 19th, was the third female doctor in Nigeria but the first Nigerian female to bag a medical degree.
The icon, who died aged 89, was also bestowed with the honourable award of Officer of the Order of The Niger (OON).
She's survived by her children and grandchildren.
Pulse.ng wishes the icon a good night's rest, and sends heartfelt condolences to the family.