Veteran actress Sola Sobowale has finally opened up about her relationship with a male colleague, Titi Kuti.
For those who don’t know, Titi Kuti, who is related to the late legendary singer Fela Kuti is a Nigerian actor, film producer, model and television host. He was also a cast on King of Boys: The Return of the King, where he played the role of Ade Tiger.
Sola Sobowale and Titi had struck a relationship outside of work life, which had left many tongues wagging.
Clarifying things, Sola Sobowale attested that her relationship with Titi was more than acting.
Sola Sobowale revealed that she sees him as her son and loves him so much.
Praising him, she listed out his qualities which include being a good listener, respectful, down-to-earth, humble and having lots of etiquette.
She affirmed that he was well brought up.
Sola stated that she told him not to stay behind when she saw him.
Sola added that she is team Ade Tiger till she dies.
“It’s more than acting now because I see him as my son and I love him so much. There’s something about Titi Kuti, he’s a good listener, very very respectful and has a lot of etiquette. Well brought up! When you see a chap like this, you’ll see that he is down to earth, very very humble. So when I saw him, I said, Omo you got to move in, don’t stay behind there. I told him something that he has to be a pilot, he has to go do that and I’m pushing him on it, I won’t let him stay, he’s still moving. On the move, we move.
Ade Tiger, yeah yeah till I die!.
Kemi Filani news recalls 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.
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”.