Joke Silva reveals she was an adopted child

Joke Silva reveals she was an adopted child

Joke Silva is a veteran Nollywood actress.


The Nollywood veteran made this known during a chat with the broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda at her show ‘Public Eye.’


‘It something like where one is just getting to share it in the public.

It is something that I found out when I was much younger.

Mine was a secret adoption,” she said.


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When I mean secret it was legal but it was not something that my parents discussed. My mum’s elder sister wanted me to travel with her to Kenya and my mother was not around. She asked If I knew where my passport was and I was like yes yes yes, I know where mum keeps all the important documents.”

“Then I go to the important suitcase that has all the important documents; where I found my passport but also found my adoption certificate. It was like ‘I beg your pardon.”


When asked at what age she found out, Silva said she was about 10 or 11. According to her, it was shattering to find out at that age.


You know how sensitive you are as a child in the sense that there was just something; and you’d be like if this is something they wanted to discuss with you, they would have discussed with you,” she said.

“So after the years, we got to the point where we could discuss about it, especially myself and my mum. What was interesting was the fact that she found it easier to discuss it with my older son than she did with me.”


Joke Silva went to reveal that she finally had the conversation with her mum after someone confronted her about being her biological daughter.


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