Funke Akindele, a Nollywood actress and filmmaker, has spoken out about the important role veteran Sola Sobowale played in her career.
Funke Akindele shared her first encounter with Sola Sobowale while celebrating the veteran actress’s 59th birthday. She described how she met Sola Sobowale on a film set and approached her to express her desire to her.
Funke expressed her desire to collaborate with Sola on a project as a producer or director, and Sola prayed for her wish to come true.
Today her dream became reality as, Sola Sobowale played the role of her mother in her newly released movie, Battle on Buka Streets, which she produced and directed.
“I’ve known My Darling Aunty Sola Sobowale for years.
Quick Story, when I was still trying to find my feet in the movie industry. I met Aunty Sola on a film set. I walked up to her and told her that someday I pray and wish to work with her on a project as a Producer or a Director. She wished me well and prayed for me. She told me that day would come to pass and it surely did. Just as you said Aunty, you worked with me on Battle on Buka Street and it’s a hit!!!
Thank you so much Aunty Sola for your hardwork, patience, for being an amazing woman and for your prayers. May God continue to bless you and be with you.
Thank you very much Mummy. Happy Birthday ma. May you live longer in good health and wealth. Amen”.