False news about me made me sad – Sola Sobowale

Nollywood veteran, Sola Sobowale, has expressed her disappointment in the way Nigerians trended false information about her while abroad.

Throwing more light on claims that she was arrested for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia, the 58-year-old thespian, in a live chat on the ‘Teju Baby Face Show’ said she was not happy about the false news peddled against her.

She also lamented that when she left the country for the United Kingdom, some persons lied that she was killed in the Gulf nation.

“God has compensated me because there were so many things written about me when I left the shores of Nigeria – so many negative things,” Sobowale said.

She added, “So far I’m at peace with God, then I’m good.

“Remember, when I was in the UK doing my thing, they wrote a lot  of things in Nigerian newspapers – from grace to grass.”

She equally recalled how her name was dragged in the mud as reports had it that she was selling food in a London restaurant owned by her elder sister, Kike Oyelami.

“So, I go there anytime I’m off work. I make eba, pound yam and help my sister to serve food. They saw me. They wrote ‘Sola Sobowale now sells eba,” she chuckled.

The Ondo State-born veteran, noted for her versatility in movie roles, added that some people said she was working as a cleaner in a restaurant in London.

She narrated that she wasn’t displeased with those comments even as she formerly owned a restaurant in Nigeria – Sola’s Kitchen, before finally taking a career in acting.

However, the worst lie, according to the thespian, was when some publications said she had been killed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking.

She said sarcastically, “They killed me in Saudi Arabia that I carried cocaine. They got me arrested and there, they amputated my leg, my hand, and I said to them that I’m a star in Nigeria. And because of that, I said they should kill me and they did.”

The actress who starred in the Kemi Adetiba-directed movie, ‘King of Boys,’ noted that when she arrived in Nigeria, she debunked the story, adding that she never knew where Saudi Arabia lies on the map.

Sobowale also noted the significance of parents creating time to tend to their children’s needs while recounting how her parents had cared for her and other siblings.

She credited her parent’s good legacy with having influenced her keen stance on giving proper training to her wards.

The veteran actress affirmed that she gave up her career for her children, saying, “I gave it up. I didn’t even think of getting anything back.”

She noted that a time would come when she’d have to care for her children.