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.
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.
Liz Da Silva Age
Liz Da was born in 1978 in Obalende, Nigeria, West Africa.
Liz Da Silva Career
Liz Da Silva is a Nigerian actress and producer who started her career in 2004, she has shown mostly in Yoruba movies, She is a well known and well-featured actress in the Yoruba movie world.
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.
Liz Da Silva Movies
Liz has acted in a number of films, some of her movies are listed below,
Alakada Reloaded – 2017
Liz Da Silva Ankara Day
Liz da Silva 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 the unity of Africans through our culture.
Also to assist the less privileged through donations made on ‘Ankara day’ yearly, to organize fashion pageants for developing youths, positive behavior towards cultural costumes, to elevate and appreciate culture through our way of life, e.g our mode of dressings, to keep our bond as actors.
The programs for the event include choreography, stage play (pantomime), Ewi, panegyric music, fashion parade, dance troupe, and musical performance.”
Liz Da Silva Religion
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.
Liz said she had reasons as to why she 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 Family
Liz Da Silva’s parents were separated and she grew up with her mother who was a single mother. Her mother died before she began 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.”
She further stated, “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.”
Her father eventually married another woman. Typically for men, they tend to move on quickly. For anyone to be a single mother, it means the father of your child has another wife somewhere that is making him stay away from you.
Liz affirmed that she doesn’t feel bad that the father 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.”
Liz Da Silva Husband – Liz Da Silva Baby Father
She is not married but has a baby father. Her alleged baby father was Yemi Olaoye. A short time before the baby was christened, Liz changed her name to Aisha Olaoye reason been her baby father is a Muslim and before the baby gets a name, the mother must be converted.
Later the baby father ordered her to do a DNA test to ascertain the paternity of her baby but the actress rejected the DNA test request. At a point when he abandoned the actress, she confessed to him that the boy is not his son and asked for forgiveness.
Liz Da Silva Baby Shower
While Liz Da Silva was pregnant, she got a Surprise Baby Shower From Colleagues. The baby shower, which took place courtesy Dayo Amusa, had colleagues of the actresses in attendance.
During the baby shower, Liz DaSilva left few friends in a shocking state when she and some of her colleagues went raunchy. Liz DaSilva has a son was born on June 2013, she called him Abdulroheem Olasunkanmi.
Liz Da Silva Net Worth
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Liz Da Silva Interview
You have been scarce lately especially in movies. What’s going on?
Liz Da Silva: Are you suggesting that you see all movies that hit the marketers’ shelves every week to have concluded that I am scarce? Well, you don’t expect me to be in all movies, do you? I appear in movies that demands my talent and services and of course that guarantees my pay. Again, I don’t survive on movies alone.
So what else do you do?
Liz Da Silva: I am into clothing and fashion. I deal with African fabrics. I mean African materials like Ankara, Adire, Aso Oke and so on. I sell them and also design them. I shuttle between Lagos and the neighboring West African countries where I also do my business. I also travel abroad to market my products on demand.
How do you cope with doing this business and shuttling between Lagos, West coast and movie locations?
Liz Da Silva: Now, you can understand or appreciate why I must not be in all movies. I try because we are talking about money here. Once, I am invited for a movie job, I try to work out my schedule to fit into the program of the producers.
Though, I have a couple of persons helping me out in my clothing business. So when I am free from movie jobs, I join them and once I am on a location they continue the job.
How do you combine all these with your family?
Liz Da Silva: Family is family, business is business. None should affect the other because you need money from your business to take care of your family. It is always important to work out things to avoid a clash of interests.
Let’s talk about your family …
Liz Da Silva: Please, kindly accept my appeal, I don’t discuss my family or personal life on the pages of newspapers. I dread controversies.
Liz Da Silva: You must agree with me that most broken relationships or marriages start from the pages of newspapers. That is why I hardly grant interviews.
I am doing this just because of the event we are attending, the personality of the person we are here to honor and the environment we are. I dread the media so much for fear of being misquoted or misinterpreted. More so, I am a very shy and private person.
How is your son, Abdulrahman doing?
Liz Da Silva: Oh, you know so much about me, so why the interview? My son is doing well. Thank you.
And his father?
Liz Da Silva: You are probing too far and deep. Let’s keep the issue around me, please.
You once said for one billion nairas, you would act nude in the movie, do you still stand by that statement?
Liz Da Silva: Do you have the money ready? Like you know I am an actress and a professional for that matter. I get paid for my job, so you wouldn’t advise me to strip naked for peanuts, do you?
I must say this issue was raised in a separate interview with one of your colleagues who blew it beyond proportion and it became a controversy. You can also understand why I say I dread controversies because you never can tell where and how it will end.
Do you regret the statement?
Liz Da Silva: No of course.
You have your annual Agriculture Show. What’s your plan for this year?
Liz Da Silva: We are still working on the logistics. It used to be Ankara Day until I changed it to Agriculture to capture my dream and also widen the word Ankara. We look out for sponsors to help in putting up a great show as usual. I hope this year’s show will be another huge success.
The Show is another means of appreciating society, how do you plan to touch lives this year?
Liz Da Silva: Like you already know, the Show comes up 27th of December every year. From the proceeds, we randomly select and pick less privileged children from the streets based on the areas we had planned to visit and we give them both items and cash.
We are hoping to take it to the next level which is scholarships to indigent children but it all depends on the support we get from the private and public sectors and of course well-meaning Nigerians.
Most of your colleagues have taken to music to add value to their acting job, are you thinking along that line?
Liz Da Silva: You don’t do things because someone else has done it. You don’t work with people’s time, talent or passion. You try to carve a niche for yourself with your own time, talent and passion. Like I said earlier, I am into fashion or African fabrics.
I also run a foundation which the Agriculture is part of. It is what I love doing. I also cook a lot. If you have an event for instance and you need great delicacies of African touch and class of excellence, I am at your service. I can sing too but not to the point of going into music yet. Not for now at least. I am not thinking along that line.
How do you wade off male fans who make advances to you?
Liz Da Silva: In my profession, you just cannot run away from the fact that loads of admirers want to convert their admiration into something similar to love. They are both different and you must know this as an adult and as a professional.
So you must endeavor to draw a thick line between both. The question you must ask yourself is, how many lovers would I have if I listen to them all or take them seriously. So, it is only natural that you politely, tell them thanks for the interest in me, but, sorry, I cannot help you.
What is your greatest challenge in acting?
Liz Da Silva: Trying to meet up the standard of the character whose role one is playing. You could be asked to play the character of a madwoman, a widow or a prostitute. These are different characters with unique identities which require special traits.
So doing your best to fit into that role and satisfying your producers, directors and of course your teeming fans out there is always a challenge to me, I try to give my best at all times.
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