The Nollywood Star actress,Sola Sobowale who was out of circulation for sometime(especially in Nollywood) in the past few years, has revealed what drove her to leave the comfort of stardom in Nigeria for menial jobs, in the United Kingdom at a junction in her life.
The veteran actress who saw a need to be with her children studying in the UK at a point took a ‘french leave’ from the Glamour , fame, comfort and financial bouyancy associated with her profession in Nigeria,to give her children a duty care as a mother
While speaking in an episode,#withChude,Sola Sobowale disclosed that in the early 2000s,when she decided to leave the shores of this country,she was already making as much as N5million within months.
However,according to her,the necessity to be there for her children made her to sacrifice the luxury lifestyle and take up menial jobs such as cleaning, cooking and mopping of office floors to pay her bills in the UK,where she earned 7.5pounds per hour.
The Nollywood Star,popularly called ‘Toyin Tomato ‘(one of the character she featured in one of her movies), said ” I went back to England and noticed the kids lack motherly touch.Then, I moved to England and forget stardom”.
“Now all of them are working and now they appreciate me for my sacrifice and ask me to go back to what I know how to do best ,do that’s why I’m back in Nigeria”.
“I remember I was in Enugu and in one location,I spent one week.In that one week,I was onN800,000 and that was in the year 2000.
And then,I came back to Lagos with over N5million within how many months the money was blowing. Do,I left that for 7.50pounds per hour. I swept ,mopped,cleaned offices and cooked in England.”
One can only wish Sola Sobowale well having returned to the country and a pat on her back for being an enigma of motherhood despite the challenges on her way then, back in England.