It Was Shattering To Learn I Was Adopted – Joke Silva

Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has described learning of her adoption at a tender age of 11 as a shattering experience for her.

The award-winning movie star revealed this during her recent interview on Funmi Iyanda’s ‘Public Eye’.

Silva, who is the daughter of the first Nigerian female medical doctor Dr Abimbola Silva, said:

”Its 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. When I mean secret it was legal but it was not something that my parents discussed.

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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 into 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.”


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