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I have lost various roles because I didn’t handle my face – Joke Silva

Joke Silva Birthday Post, Photo of Actress dressed in Aso Oke
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NOLLYWOOD NEWS: Veteran actress Joke Silva, has been a strong face in the Nigerian movie industry for about 36 years now and still counting and one will agree that she has seen it all in the industry which can now boast of great talents.

Veteran Actress Joke Silva

The actress in a recent interview with Genevieve magazine, talked about a whole lot in the industry and her personality which gave birth to her revealing the challenges that comes with face.

Speaking about body shaming on the grounds of size, colour or height, she disclosed that she does not have issues with skin colour or her body but her face which has seen her losing some roles.

In her words:

“Of course I have lost a lot of roles, not because of my colour or body but because of my face. People find it a strange face to work with. It is not your conventional fine face and in the early years I didn’t know how to handle the face and as a result of that people found it easier to use me as a character actor. I was bothered because I was being cast for “Mama” roles. At that age I was meant to be diverse in my role but I was already boxed in.”

Joke Silva in a gorgeous black dress

Veteran Nollywood Actress Joke Silva looking gorgeous in her black dress

Even despite the fact that she has lost some roles, she has still done well for herself and she is not just an actress but a mentor to many as she continues to tutor the young minds who are ready to take up various responsibilities in life.

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Joan Nwankwo is a founding member and blogger at Nollywood Community, a Nigerian online community for sharing and discussing all things Nollywood. I enjoy blogging about our Nollywood Celebrities! 🙌

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