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Joke Silva’s younger sister dies of cancer

Sad news for the Silva family as the younger sister of actress, Joke Silva, Bisi, is dead. The late Bisi, who was the founder and director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), was said to have died after a long battle with cancer.

When Bisi moved to Nigeria, she blossomed in her field, earning the respect of not only major artists but wealthy art collectors too.

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.

According to reports, Bisi passed away around 3:45pm in Lagos. 




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