Joke Silva’s younger sister, Bisi has died after battling cancer

Joke Silva loses sister to cancer [Instagram/JokeSilva]

Joke Silva has lost her younger sister, Bisi Silva to the cold hands of death after battling cancer.

According to PM News, Bisi Silva died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in Lagos after a protracted battle with cancer.

Even though Joke Silva is yet to release any statement about 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, 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 Silva passed away after battling cancer [Instagram/Instablog9ja] Bisi Silva passed away after battling cancer [Instagram/Instablog9ja]

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.

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace from all of us at Bangmewsic

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