Ageless veteran Nigerian actress who has cut across various generation, Sola Sobowale has spoken on how producer Kemi Adetiba made her stronger in the movie industry with the roles she gave her.
Sola Sobowale said this in a joint interview she had with the filmmaker, television director and music video director Kemi Adetiba as they both covered Guardian Life ahead of the release of the highly anticipated King of Boys 2, themed Laburu.When asked what her favourite part about working with Kemi was, the teary Sobowale said, “Kemi made me stronger, Kemi believed in me. I’ve been around for a while. You know you can do something, but you were never given the chance. I have never met Kemi Adetiba before, I came from the UK for an audition for Wedding Party. She auditioned me, I got the role. After the Wedding Party, I got a call. She said I should come for dinner with her. When I got to Landmark, she looked at me and said we are going to work”.
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Speaking on how she felt getting to know the role she will play, Sola Sobowale added, “then she gave me the script. I said ‘this is huge’. I asked ‘what am I doing?’ She said ‘you are the king’, I laughed and said ‘you are joking’. She said ‘no’. I said ‘you are putting this responsibility on me, you are putting your life on the line for me, and you believe I can do it?’ she said ‘yes’. I said give me the baton, and said let us run, and we have been running. We will not stop, we are just starting”.