Veteran actress Sola Sobowale has explained how filmmaker Kemi Adetiba given the movie business new found fame.
Sobowale discussed her major role as Eniola Salami in Adetiba’s King of Boys while opening up in a conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
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 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.
“I don’t watch myself but I had to watch myself during King of Boys,” the veteran added.
Despite joining Nollywood in 1992, Sobowale became popular in 2001 when she played the role of “Toyin Tomato” in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story.
However, the actress experienced renewed fame in Kemi Adetiba’s Wedding Party, released in 2016.
But in 2018, Adetiba’s King of Boys 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.”