I swept, washed plates, cleaned offices, and did other menial jobs while in the UK – Actress Sola Sobowale spills (Video)

A heartwarming video has surfaced online where popular Nollywood actress, Sola Sobowale goes emotional as she discloses all the menial jobs she did to survive in life together with her kids while in search of greener pasture in England, UK. 

Sola Sobowlae who is one of the top actresses in the Nigerian movie industry sheds light about her personal life while on media personality, Chude Jideonwo podcast #WithChude.

In the interview, Sola Sobowale disclosed that the reason why she left the Nigerian movie industry for some times and moved to London was mainly because of her kids which is mainly to give them the best legacy which is Education.

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According to the actress, her father was a Principal, her mother was a headmistress, and she got married to an HR person. She noted that as a parent, children are not asked to be born, therefore when they are given birth to they must be given full responsibility.

During the interview, Sola Sobolwale disclosed that after he children finished their primary and secondary education in Nigeria, she wanted them to study at the premiere Universities, mainly UNILAG, UI and OAU, however, things become worsened due to consistent strike as 3 years course turned to 6 years course and further concluded to moved them to the UK .

The actress children started studying in the UK, and she returned to Nigeria to continue her work, and engaged in monitoring them for sometimes, things doesn’t go as she expected as she saw some changes in her children and could noticed that the motherly touch wasn’t there and she decided to stay in the UK with them.

She asserted that some reasons why she paused her acting career because of her children in UK is to guide them, make them somebody in life, give them legacy and to nurture as well as take care of them. 

Speaking further, Sola Sobowale during the interview uttered all the menial jobs she did while in the UK and how some Nigerians in the UK couldn’t believe she could do such despite being popular actress in Nigeria.


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Sola Sobowale in her words; “I sweep, I wash, I cleaned offices, I mopped, I dust everywhere, I cooked, I wasn’t even sleeping, my life was colourful, in the train or on the bus, I make sure I wore the company uniform with the name on it.”

However, when Nigerians asked what are you doing?, she would also reply what are they doing here? simply everyone is chasing greener pasture and she was able to make may friends while in the UK.

Interestingly, Sola Sobowale said her children are now UK varsities graduates and successful. She noted that they really appreciate all the efforts and sacrifice she made on them to be someone in life.

Sola Sobowale is now fully back in Nigerian and has acted in blockbuster movies that include, The Wedding Party, King of Boys, among others.

Watch the heartwarming video below;

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