‘I don’t mind if it sounds like a broken record Kemi Adetiba brought me out’ – Sola Sobowale
Veteran actress Sola Sobowale claimed that despite entering the Nigerian film industry in 1992, well-known director Kemi Adetiba “brought her out.”
This was said by the actress in an interview with media figure Chude Jideonwo that was released on Saturday.
Speaking about her relationship with the director, Sobowale said that Adetiba is more familiar with her than she is.
“Kemi Adetiba has a certain something. You may learn more about Sola Sobowale from Kemi Adetiba. Even I don’t know who I am. Kemi is more familiar with me than I am,” Sobowale remarked.
She continued by saying, “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 added that she had to watch King of Boys, a film made by Adetiba, despite never watching herself in movies.
Sobowale continued, “I don’t watch myself, but I had to watch myself during King of Boys.”
Sola Sobowale joined Nollywood in 1992, but it wasn’t until she portrayed “Toyin Tomato” in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story in 2001 that she rose to fame.
With the 2016 film Kemi Adetiba‘s Wedding Party, the actress experienced newfound recognition.
Due to her alpha female part and the powerful persona she displayed in the film, Adetiba’s King of Boys also catapulted the actress to popularity in 2018.
The actress said, “You know you can do something but that opportunity never came,” in reference to her part in the film.