As At Year 2000 I Was Earning N8,000 To Act In One Movie, Vetran Actress Sola Sobowale Reveal More S€cret About Herself

Chude Jideonwo spoke with veteran Nollywood actress and producer Sola Sobowale. During the interview, Sola Sobowale discussed the reasons behind her decision to move to London and the lifestyle she led there for many years. She also discussed the enormous sum of money she earned as an actress in Nigeria prior to her move. She claimed she left Nigeria so she could send her kids to a reputable school overseas.

Before moving to England from Nigeria, Sola Sobowale revealed that she had been residing in Enugu while filming the movie “Christ in Me.” When she began receiving more movie roles in Enugu as a result of her work on that film, she made the decision to make Enugu her base. As of the year 2000, Sola claimed she might work one week at a single filming location and make N800,000. She claimed she was hopping between filming locations and earning a lot of money, but she abandoned it all to work in England for £7.50 an hour.

Sola Sobowale noted that there is no type of work she cannot do because she believes that there is dignity in Labour, so she swept, cooked, dusted and did cleaning jobs in England so far it puts food on her table and shelter over her head. She said whenever she is on the train or bus she usually make sure that she wears her uniform with the name of the company she is working for written on it and when Nigerians see her they would be like this can’t be Sola Sobowale, she said she would tell them that she is actually the one and they would ask her what she is doing in London, she said she would also ask them in return what they are also doing there. Sola Sobowale said she made a lot of friends in England and she is glad and happy but all that is history now.

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