Silva was born Sep. 19, 1996 in Libreville, Gabon. His full name is Obame Correia Silva Junior Christopher. He has three brothers and was raised by his paternal grandparents until moving to New Jersey when he was 15 years old. His father was a 6-foot-11 center on the Gabonese National team, while his mother was a track star. Silva, who speaks English, French and Portuguese, graduated from South Carolina with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies while majoring in Integrated Information Technology. His hobbies include video games and spending time around water after growing up on the beach in Gabon where he swam and surfed. Silva is a fan of Barcelona and played soccer until he was 12 years old. Follow him on Twitter @SilvaObame.