‘Even If It Sounds Like Broken Record, Kemi Adetiba Brought Me Out’ – Sola Sobowale


Veteran Nollywood actress, Sola Sobowale, has opined that Nigerian filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba is very instrumental to her growth in the movie industry.

LAGOS HERALD recalls in 2018, Kemi’s ‘King of Boys’ shot Sola to stardom due to her alpha female role and the strong personality she exuded in the movie.

Speaking about her lead role in the movie, the actress in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said Kemi Adetiba brought her out.

Sola said there is something spectacular about Kemi and she knows her more than she knows herself.

According to the actress, although it might sound like a broken record, she will still reiterate that Kemi brought her out.

She said: “There’s something about Kemi Adetiba. Kemi Adetiba will tell you who Sola Sobowale is. I don’t even know myself. Kemi knows me more than I know myself.

“Kemi Adetiba brought me out. I will say it anywhere. I don’t mind if it sounds like a broken record. I will echo it. I will sing it. I will shout it. She brought me out.”

The veteran actress added that she never watched herself in movies but she had to watch King of Boys.

She said: “I don’t watch myself but I had to watch myself during King of Boys”

I Left Nigeria To Start Mopping Floors In the UK

Sobowale recently revealed what made her leave the comfort and stardom in Nigeria to start doing menial jobs at a point in her life in the United Kingdom.

The actress narrated that the need to be there for her children who were studying in the UK at that time made her abandon the fame, money and comfort of Nigeria to give them motherly care.

Speaking during an episode of #WithChude, Sobowale disclosed that in the early 2000s when she decided to leave the country, she was already making as much as N5 million within months of acting.

But the need to be there for her children made her sacrifice the luxury lifestyle and take up menial jobs such as cleaning, cooking, and mopping office floors to make ends meet in the UK where she earned 7.5 pounds per hour.

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