Liz Da Silva Biography
Liz Da Silva full name Elizabeth Omowunmi Tekovi Da Silva, is a Nigerian actress and producer. She was born in Lagos Island to Togolese parents and grew up in Obalende.
Liz Da Silva’s parent were separated and she grew up with her mother who was a single mother. Her mother died before she started acting. Speaking about her father in an interview, she said, “I know where he is but that father/daughter relationship does not exist. And I am not bothered about that. You care for those who care for you. Growing up with my mother was very challenging and difficult. I will always miss her. She really stood by me all the while. I feel sad that I didn’t do enough for her before she died. My father eventually married another woman. You know the way men behave. For you to be a single mother, it means the father of your child has another wife somewhere that is making him stay away from you. But I don’t feel bad that he has another wife. I am not used to him. I don’t think about him. He is certainly not as close to me as my mother. That was why I almost went mad when she died. We were quite close to each other.”
After both her primary and secondary education, she proceeded to Lagos State University (LASU) on Anthony campus, Lagos for further studies.
She started acting in 2004 after she was introduced by actress Iyabo Ojo. She features in Yoruba indigenous movies. She was inspired into the theater world from her secondary school days when she was involved in the school drama.
In 2012 she released her own movie titled MAMA INSURANCE. The movie has an all-female cast such as Ayo Mogaji, Lanre Hassan, Iyabo Ojo, Ronke Ojo, and Doris Simon, among many others.
She runs an annual event which has always featured different big celebrities. In an interview she had this to say about the annual event. “The concept behind Ankara day is to promote unity of Africans through our culture, assist the less privileged through donations made on ‘Ankara day’ yearly, to organize fashion pageants for developing youths, positive behavior towards our cultural costumes, to elevate and appreciate our culture through our way of life, e.g our mode of dressings, to keep our bond as actors. The programmes for the event include: choreography, stage play (pantomime), Ewi, panegyric music, fashion parade, dance troupe and musical performance.”
In 2013 she converted to Islam. When asked about it in an interview, she had this to say, “In case you want to know I have a good relationship with my baby’s father and that is why I had to convert to Muslim and got a new name Aishat before the baby was named. I am a Christian, but I had to convert to Islam because of my baby.”
Liz Da Silva Husband
She is not married but has a baby father.