Elizabeth Omowunmi Tekovi Da-Silva famously known as Liz Da Silva is a Nigerian-Togolese actress and movie producer. She has featured in a lot of Nollywood movies and she is well known in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry. She is well known for the role she played in two popular Yoruba movies titled ” Wakati Meta” by Wale Lawal and “Omidan” by Iyabo Ojo.
Liz Da Silva was born in Obalende, Lagos State, Nigeria to Togolese parents who were residing in Nigeria. The Nigerian-Togolese actress was born on the 10th of May 1978. The Nigerian-Togolese actress stated that she is from a polygamous home.
Liz Da Silva Educational Background
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Her primary education was in Lagos State and she had her secondary education at Ireti Grammar School in Lagos. She went on to further her education at Lagos State University and obtain a degree.
Liz Da Silva Career
Liz Da Silva has had a passion for acting right from when she was in secondary school, she usually takes part in the school drama and stage play. She has this love for Yoruba movies which prompted her to start acting in Yoruba movies.
In 2004, Liz Da-Silva really wanted to make waves in the acting world, she started acting and attending movie auditions. That same year was when she officially broke into the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry and it was through the help of Iyabo Ojo.
Her first major big movie with the Nollywood industry was in the movie titled “Ore I’ore Nwoto”. She also featured in Mama Insurance which other top Nollywood stars were involved such as Lanre Hassan, Ronke Ojo, Iyabo Ojo and others.
She became so famous in the Yoruba movie industry after she was featured in two Yoruba movies and played a superior role, the movies by Wale Lawal titled “Wakati Meta” and an Iyabo Ojo movie titled “Omidan”.
She is a very talented actress in the Nollywood industry and can fit into any character assigned to her. She is also well known for her interpretation of roles in movies. Aside from acting Liz Da-Silva is also a movie producer and has produced several Yoruba movies. She produced a top movie in 2012 titled “Mama Insurance”, the movie featured top Yoruba actors and actresses such as Iyabo Ojo, Ronke Ojo, Lanre Hassan, Ayo Mogaji and Doris Simon.
In an interview, Liz stated that her role model in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry is Bukky Wright. She praised Bukky Wright and revealed that she has significantly influenced her acting career.
The Nigerian-Togolese actress runs an annual event called “Ankara Day”. The event always features top celebrities. In an interview, she stated that the concept of the event is aimed to promote unity in African culture and to help the less privileged through annual donations.
Programs in the Ankara Day event include stage play (pantomime), choreography, fashion parade, panegyric music, musical performance, dance troupe and lots more.
Liz Da-Silva converted from Christianity to Islam in 2013, presently she bears the Islamic name “Aishat”.
Liz Da-Silva Movies
Below are some of Liz Da-Silva movies
- Ore l’ore Nwoto
- Mama Insurance
- Alebu kan
- Wakati Meta
Liz Da-Silva Marriage
Liz Da Silva is happily married, she got married on the 17th of October 2020. Her husband’s name is undisclosed. Before she got married, her previous relationship was with Yemi Olaoye, their relationship was blessed with a son named Abdulroheem Olasunkanmi.
Liz Da-Silva Awards and Nominations
Liz has been nominated for various awards and has also won several awards as well, below are her most recent nominations and awards:
- Nominated for the Best Supporting Actress of the Year in 2016 (Yoruba) at City People Entertainment Awards.
- She won the Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2018 at the Best Nollywood Awards.
Liz Da-Silva Net Worth
Liz Da Silva is rated as one of the most influential Nollywood and Yoruba actresses. Her major source of income is her movie-producing and acting career. She is also rated as one of the richest with an estimated net worth of about $750,000.
Liz Da Silva is very active on social media, you can connect with her on Instagram: @officiallizdasilva.