Joke Silva has advised those who care to listen that all that glitters is gold!
In the latest issue of Genevieve Magazine, the veteran Nollywood actress discusses a number of issues surrounding the Nigerian entertainment industry including the glamour and reality of actors in the industry.
On separating the real life and social media life of glamour, the actress took to Instagram to share an excerpt of her interview where she urged fans not be deceived by glamorous lifestyle displayed by some Nollywood stars.
“Don’t be deceived by what goes on on social media. Obviously there is something else such actors are doing, perhaps other businesses to shore up their income. The reality is that on the earning capacity of an actor in Nigeria, you cannot have that sort of lifestyle in this economy. Yes part of our industry is to have glamour but also the other part is to have reality”. ~ Part interview from the latest issue of @genevievemagazine”
She also spoke about experiencing typecasting:
“In our interview, and amid her signature guttural laughter and deep reflections, @ajokesilva speaks very candidly about her almost four-decades-long acting career.
In this interview, Joke opens up on rejection, body shaming, ageing and what she wished she knew as young actor.
When asked about body shaming on the grounds of size, colour or height, she said :
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,” she shared.
“In our interview, and amid her signature guttural laughter and deep reflections, Joke speaks
very candidly about her almost four-decades-long acting career.
In this interview, Joke opens up on rejection, body shaming, ageing and what she wished she
knew as young actor.
When asked about how she deals
with the expectations of fans she said :
I am not living my life for my fans because they are not living their lives for me. When I get destroyed living my life for them, they are the same people who
will accuse me. You cannot please everyone.”