Veteran actress, Joke Silva, has been named a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Board of Trustees.
Chairman of the board, Emma Ogugu, announced this on Monday at a media briefing in Lagos.
The appointment makes Silva the first female board member representing the South West Zone.
In reaction, Silva expressed excitement and commitment to advancing the course of the guild.
“Thank you for the honour, this profession is one of the most interesting pillars in the performance industry and it is one that can galvanise this country to where it should be by way of we telling our stories the best way we can.
“I pledge to do my very best to advance this industry,” she said.
Earlier, Emeka Rollas, National President, AGN who was recently re-elected in Benin city, rolled out his cabinet members.
He appointed Ifeoma Okeke as the Chief of Staff, Kevin Uvo as National Task Force Chairman, Agility Onwurah, the Chief Protocol officer, Deyemi Okanlawon as Director, Planning and Strategy and other officers.
“The Actors Guild of Nigeria has been built on strong leadership foundation since I was elected in November 2019, along with other indefatigable and dynamic executive members to sail the ship of the guild.
“I can confirm that in three years, we have toiled and worked tirelessly to grow the guild to an enviable position as we have been able to change the skewed perception about the guild to a more positive and purposeful one.
“I commend the effort and good works of those who served with me in the last dispensation,’’ he said.