She revealed this yesterday in Lagos at the first Annual Conference of Heritage Adoption Support and Advocacy Group (HASAAG). Speaking to the crowd, Joke said;
“Everybody would be calling me whenever my adopted mum (Dr. Silva) came with cakes and a lot of things during her visit. I went to YWCA Nursery, which was not too far from the Silva’s home in Yaba. I also have memories of moving in with them when they moved to Glover Road in Ikoyi.
“I remember reading newspapers to my Dad in our sitting room and pronouncing Brig-General Aguyi Ironsi, the then Nigeria Head Of State, Agolo Iresi! My father could not stop laughing at my hilarious interpretation of the newspaper.
“Also I remember making them proud, when performing at St. Saviour School. My parents would be standing and were congratulated by other parent too for my acting skills. My parents were so excited that this child was incredibly talented.
“I have memories of going to Holy Child College Lagos because my parents insisted on me going to Holy Child because that is where Julie Coker, Pearce Olusola and Ibidun Allison went and they believed with all my performing talent skills, that is the kind of school I should go to too.
“I remembered going out with my cousin and we met a big cousin She introduced me as ‘my cousin’s daughter and this is Dr Silva’s daughter.’ Then, the older cousin was like, ‘Dr. Silva ke? Se Doctor Silva bimo ni? (meaning does Dr. Silva have a child?) . Did Dr Silva ever has a child?’
“I was so confused and when I got home I told my mum, ‘I met this lady that says you never had a child.’ My mum froze and she said, ‘don’t mind them, they are used to rubbish talk.’
“But I got to know years later when I wanted to travel and was looking for my passport where my mum kept it. Since she was not around, I opened the box in her absence and I saw my adoption papers. I never discussed it with my mum because I felt it was something that would hurt her, that was why, it was kept secret from me.”
“Even in their wills, I was well protected. My Daddy being a lawyer said in his will that all his children, both adopted and biological, should be treated equally. I was not stressed in anyway. We were all well taken care of till my mum died at the age of 89. At 56, I still miss her but I know she has definitely gone back to her father.
“On her sick bed I always sang her favourite tunes, she would be imputing the melodious tunes and she died singing to her Lord. She had prepared her family before my coming into her life because I had an incredible big Silva family.
“I have a very big family I am the first daughter, I carried the responsibility of a first daughter. Everybody in my family cannot take any decision until sister Joke has come. I can’t call my parents adopted parents. They are my parents”
Adron Homes Begins Massive Giveaway for Customers in ‘Sallah Repete’
Nigeria’s leading real estate firm, Adron Homes and Properties Limited has unveiled its annual promo and discount sales in celebration of the Ileya season tagged: 2023 ‘Sallah Repete’.
In the 2023 ‘Sallah Repete’, customers will be given discounted prices for land purchased alongside mouthwatering prices and a flexible payment plan.
According to the company, it launched the promo to encourage all and sundry, and not just Islamic faithful, to key into the festive season to become land and homeowners.
In the promo, customers will be given 30%, 40% and 50% discounts on all land purchased, with the balance spread for 30 months for premium estates littered across the country, including Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Niger, Nasarawa and Abuja.
The company, in a statement signed by its Director-General of Sales and Marketing, Olubunmi Akinfe, said the annual Ileya Sallah Repete promo is a yearly sales promo carried out to open more windows for existing and prospective customers who are willing to become homeowners at significantly discounted prices with flexible payment plans and also give them a massive reward with jaw-dropping prizes.
“For the Sallah Repete Promo, we have lots of prizes in stock for our customers who purchase lands in any of our estates across the country”, Akinfe said.
Continuing, the DG sales and marketing added: “We will be giving out prizes like rams, goats, rechargeable fans, home theatres, water dispensers, electric kettles, refrigerators, food processors, vacuum cleaners, bags of rice, cooking oil, gas burners, mini food packs, washing machines, deep freezers, smart TVs, generators and a whole lots of prizes.
“Customers will be gifted these prizes in the spirit of Ileya celebration for the 2023 Sallah Repete across our offices”, Akinfe said.
The promo, according to Adron Homes and Properties, will run between now and August 2023, and is open to both its existing and new customers, as they smile home with various gift items from the real estate company.
Akinfe further added that the purpose of the gift sharing is to appreciate the support and commitment of existing and prospective customers and urge them to do more and tell their family and friends to also key into the ongoing promo, adding that “at Adron Homes, the more, the merrier.”
She added: “Customers have started picking up their gifts from our offices. Scores of people are already subscribing to our plans. We are extending it beyond the Sallah period to allow as many who want to be homeowners to key into this opportunity by purchasing land at our estates at the most affordable prices with seamless payment plans”.
It will be recalled that Adron Homes and Properties, which recently clocked 11 years in the real estate business, has over the years bridged the gap in affordable housing for Nigerians by developing state-of-the-art estates with modern facilities like; concrete drainage and roads, recreation parks, massive gatehouse, security, street light, Grocery stores and a host of other interesting developments, making the estates habitable and comfortable for residents.
At the 11th anniversary celebration, the company reiterated its commitment to continually change the status of more low-income earners across the country from tenants to landlords by opening more estates across the country and sticking to its mission statement which is creating affordable housing.
“I Killed Him And Used His Blood To Make Money Rituals (Oshole) for Yahoo Boys” – 22-year Old Ritual Killer Confesses
A 22 year old suspected ritual killer, Idowu Talabi from Ikenne-Remo has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for killing a tenant, Tobi Yisua, who lives in his maternal grandfather’s house.
During interrogation by a reporter of Alaroye, a dedicated Yoruba news platform, Idowu Talabi confessed to committing the crime.
He said, “he (Tobi Yisua) is a lotto operator (Baba Ijebu). Whenever he keeps money at home and they steal the money, he will accuse me of stealing his money.
One day, he was sleeping on the bed in his room, he did not lock the door, he only locked the net outside. When I wanted to enter, I used knife to cut the net and I unlocked it.
When I entered his room, I saw him sleeping naked on the bed lying face down and I landed the cutlass I was holding at the back this neck. When I saw that he was trying make noise, I used pillow to cover his mouth and used the cutlass on him again.
After killing him, I took part of his blood and mixed it to prepare “Osole”, money ritual charm. I made the charm to sell it to customers who will be interested in it, I did not do it for myself.”
Asked how he knew how to make the charm? He said he saw it in his father’s account.
On how he was exposed? he said, “the second day, when the wife of the deceased came from church, she found the dead body of her husband on the bed. She then came to me in the backyard, locked my shirt and accused me of killing her husband. When I got to the police station, I confessed to the police that I was the one that killed her husband.”
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