30th July, 2022
Veteran actress, Sola Sobowale said popular filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba, ‘brought her out’ despite joining the Nigerian movie industry in 1992.
The actress stated this in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, published on Saturday.
While speaking on her relationship with the filmmaker, Sobowale noted that Adetiba knows her more than she knows herself.
“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,” Sobowale said.
She added, “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.”
Sobowale also noted that she never watched herself in movies but she had to watch King of Boys, a movie produced by Adetiba.
“I don’t watch myself but I had to watch myself during King of Boys,” Sobowale added.
Sola Sobowale joined Nollywood in 1992 but became popular in 2001 when she played the role of “Toyin Tomato” in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story.
The actress experienced renewed fame in Kemi Adetiba’s Wedding Party, released in 2016.
In 2018, Adetiba’s King of Boys also shot the actress to stardom due to her alpha female role and the strong personality she exuded in the movie.
Speaking of her role in the movie, the actress added, “You know you can do something but that opportunity never came.”