Nollywood screen goddess, Sola Sobowale has opened up on why she took a break from the movie industry to do menial jobs.
Opening up in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, Sola recounted how she had to leave the country and her career to take care of her children who were schooling in the United Kingdom.
The ‘King of Boys’ main cast stated that she chose her kids over fame and money.
According to her, she decided to leave her craft to cater to her children who needed motherly love.
She said, “I went back to England and noticed the kids lacked motherly touch. Then I moved to England and forgot stardom. Now, all of them are working and now they appreciate me for my sacrifice and ask me to go back to what I know how to do best so that’s why I’m back in Nigeria.
Speaking about her life before Fame, Sola said,
“I was practically living in Enugu because I shot a movie, ‘Christ in me’ after the movie the fame came. So I was given another job, to film one and come back, eventually, I got over 10 movies so I was stationed at Enugu. And in one location I spent one week. In that one week, I was on N800,000 and that was in the year 2000. So like that, when I’m coming back to Lagos, I had over N5 million within how many months, the money was blowing. So I left that for 7 pounds per hour jobs in England. Then before I could take 1000 pounds I have to work extra hard.
She added, “There is nothing this woman cannot do because I know what is called dignity in labour. I will sleep anywhere so far it will put food on my table, cloth on my children, and shelter on my head. I swept, cooked, washed, mopped, cleaned offices. Yes, I did all those. The other thing is I wasn’t sleeping. On the train or bus, I make sure I wear my uniform with the name of the company like that. Now, I’m happy because it’s now history”.
Kemi Filani news recalls that the Nigerian movie industry was no doubt soaring higher daily as Sola Sobowale achieved a great feat.
One of Nollywood’s most sought-after actresses, Sola Sobowale took Nollywood international.
The “King of Boys” actress made a special announcement on her Instagram page, Sola revealed that she would be going to India to join record-breaking Director, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja for her latest project.
Sola Sobowale revealed that she would be surely going to India to film and she would be playing a very dynamic role in the project.
“I am so excited to announce that I will be working with record breaking Director/Exec Producer @HamishaDaryaniAhujaon her upcoming project! And….get this…we will be going to India to film! I will be playing a very dynamic role in this project and cannot wait for you to watch it”.