Veteran Actress Sola Sobowale reveals reason why she acted sugar mummy role in Anikulapo movie

By: Sarkolee / October 25th, 2022 / 36 views

Nigerian actress Sola Sobowale is one name that has been well-known in the nation’s entertainment industry for a very long time. 21 years ago, she had her big break on the television program Super Story, and ever since then, she’s starred in a variety of large-budget plays, including King of Boys, Soole, and others.

As sugar mama Awarum, Sola may presently be seen in the newest Anikulapo movie on Netflix. Sola spoke with KAP TV about the position and the reasons she decided to take on the role of Awarum, the challenges she faced, and the advice she had to share after so many years in the business. Here are the exact words spoken by Sola Sobowale.

Sola Sobowale explained her decision to accept the part of Awarum in Anikulapo as follows:

There is something about culture that we are lacking. We are throwing a lot of things away. Our children don’t even know where they come from. Those are things we are losing. I am a true African woman, and I love my language. There is no way I will speak English in the way oyibo people will speak the English. We are colorful, our culture is colorful, we are beautiful, and there are so many things to learn. And people, a lot of people don’t even know. A lot of people think “Nigerians, where are we? How do we live? Are we animals? Are we monkeys? Do we live on the trees?” It was when I shot a movie that was taken to TIFF [that I realized] you don’t have to come to Nigeria to understand Nigeria. We are warm, we are beautiful. And when he [Kunle Afolayan] called me for [Anikulapo], I was on top of the world. I was so happy. I said this is where I belong, and this is where I want to be.

Sola Sobowale discussed the difficulties she encountered while portraying Awarum in her remarks.

I have never done this before. I speak Yoruba but I’m from Ondo State not Oyo State and my kind of Yoruba in Ondo State is totally different from the one spoken in Oyo. And since I’ve been in this profession for a while, and now, he now gave me the opportunity to speak the Yoruba, oh my God. When I was speaking it, I was loving it, and I was flowing. And some people saw me and were like “you are actually speaking the deep Yoruba”. Oh yes, I’m speaking it. I was happy and he [Kunle Afolayan] actually helped me.

Sola Sobowale responded when asked for her parting remarks and any advice she may offer:

Hard Work. Determination. No Short Cuts. I keep saying, this beauty, to the women, the ladies, I wasn’t like this ten years or twenty years ago. The beauty will go. But when you work hard and you focus and you pray, you get there.