Nigerian Actress, Joke Muyiwa, Bags a PhD

Congratulatory messages are in order for veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Muyiwa on her achievement as a PhD degree holder.
The actress who is also an academic staff at Olabisi Onabanjo University in the department of Performing arts, took to Instagram to announce that she just finished defending her PhD.
In her words;
“Just finished defending my PhD. I just turned to Dr. Mrs Joke Muyiwa. Congratulations to me”
See some congratulatory messages she got below;
@Seyi Edun wrote “Congratulations mummy”
@clarionchukwurah wrote “Congratulations to you my sister, so proud of you. You consistently travelled the entire nine yards”
@imekowiat wrote “As an ex-Osuites I am proud of you ma’am. Pray you will become the Dean of Faculty of Arts one day.”
@a1joda wrote “Congratulations ma .. extremely deserving. Honored to have been tutored by you. Greater things ahead.”
@biolabayo1 wrote “Congratulations mom! This is really huge. Eku orire ma.”
Joke Muyiwa is a Nigerian film actress and academic staff at Olabisi Onabanjo University in the department of Performing arts. She won the 5th Best of Nollywood Awards for the lead role in a movie titled Ayitale, produced and directed by Femi Adebayo.

She finishied her M.Phil at the University of Ibadan and got her PhD at Redeemers University.

In an interview, when asked if she is looking forward to becoming a professor, she said, “Of course, yes. Incidentally now, I am a Principal Art Fellow, which is what they call my designation, that is, someone who combines teaching with practice. So, that is an Art Fellow, which is equivalent to an associate professor”

Passionate about her career as an actor, the veteran shared some lessons present day Nollywood stars can learn from.
In her words; “Number one thing is grace. There, are so many people that are better than me but have gone off the radar, but I thank God I am still relevant. Then, its that grace that helps you to be focused and have passion for what you do. I am not doing acting because I want money or fame, I did not start that way. In our days we did not start because of fame or money but now, fame is looking for us, even money is looking for us. What was so important to us then was acting, sometimes they would give you money, and sometimes you get nothing….

“We were not interested in the fame even though fame came with it, so if you are acting and fame and money come, it is fine. Now they want fame and money first before anything, but then it was the passion and love we had for the profession that kept us going. Now the love for fame and glamour is what is keeping them but they are not being kept, that is why you see them gone in four to five years because some of them would not be able to endure the heat.”

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