How I Left Stardom To Do Menial Jobs And Mop Floors In UK – Actress, Sola Sobowale Reveals
Sola Sobowale, the veteran Nigerian actress, has made a revelation about herself.
The actress recalled that she left Nigeria to do menial jobs in order to cater to her children who were schooling in the United Kingdom.
Speaking in the latest episode of #WithChude, the film star said she left the fame and stardom to give her children the motherly love they so “richly desire” while they were studying in UK varsities.
Sobowale also recounted how she left her mouthwatering acting job, which was fetching her over N5 million within months — during the early 2000s — for menial jobs in England.
She said while in the UK, she worked multiple “7.5 pounds per hour” jobs like cleaning, cooking, and mopping office floors to make ends meet.
“I went back to England and noticed the kids lack motherly touch. Then I moved to England and forget stardom,” she told Chude Jideonwo, the media personality.
“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 so that’s why I’m back in Nigeria.
“I remembered I was at Enugu and in one location I spent one week. In that one week, I was on N800,000 and that was in the year 2000. And then I came back to Lagos with over N5 million within how many months, the money was blowing. So I left that for 7.50 pounds per hour. I swept, mopped, cleaned offices and cooked in England.”