How Olu Jacobs and my children knew i was an adopted child – Joke Silva

– Veteran actress Joke Silva has once again revealed that she was an adopted child – The actress says her mother asked her then fiance, Olu Jacobs, if he was aware of her adoption the very first time she took him home as the man she wants to marry – She also reveals how her children got to know about her adoption too. it was reported that veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, once revealed that she was an adopted child of her parents. The news hit everyone by surprise but that is how it is. The 56-year-old actress was adopted by the late Chief E.A Silva, a reputable lawyer, the then Babajiro of Lagos and his wife late Dr Abimbola Silva a pioneering female doctor who died in July 2015. In a recent interview with Lovehaven magazine, the actress revealed how her husband, also a veteran actor, Olu Jacob got to know about her adoption story before they got married. It is expected to be a difficult task telling the man she loves about her adoption story. On how her husband, then fiancé, got to know about her story, she said: “Several years later, I brought home the one I wanted to marry and my mum asked my husband, if he knew I was adopted and he answered in affirmation that I had already told him. Many years later, there was another memory of a very nasty member of our family. My mummy always very supportive of her relatives sat on our balcony and said my aunty would never be supportive of her because in the Yoruba language, ‘won o kuku bimo’ (she never supported her because she didn’t have a child of her own.) When I heard about it I did what Pastor Rapu called the unchristian thing. (May God forgive me. I dealt with her, till today, she never believed what I did that day to her, but I dealt with her by being so cold towards her.[…]

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