Temitope Solaja is one of the fast-rising actresses in Nigeria. She is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Tai Solarin University of Education.
It took a while for her acting career to take off as her parents made it mandatory for her to complete her university education before she could focus solely on her acting.
In the post, we take a look at the life of Temitope Solaja from her early years to her current life as an actress.
Temitope Solaja was born on the 14th of February. Her exact year of birth is unknown although it is speculated that she was born in the 1980s and she is currently in late twenties or early thirties.
Temitope is a graduate of the Tai Solarin University where she studied Mass Communication.
The actress started her career in 2007 and she has featured in popular movies like Adajo Aiye, Yeye Oge, Orente, Overdose and Bella.
The movie that brought her to the limelight was Bamitale although she credits the movie, Opolo for her rise to fame. She has also produced a couple of movies. One of her favourite movies is Bella which was produced by Tayo Sobola.
The actress has also produced a couple of movies. One of the movies, ‘Aruga’, earned the nickname of the movie title.
The movie, Aruga made her quite popular and it was directed by the iconic Antar Laniyan. The movie tells the story of a young lady who is very proud and insults elderly ones. It featured the likes of Biodun Okeowo (Omo butty), Funmi Awelewa, Lateef Adedimeji, Sunkanmi Omobolanle, Seyi Edun, Akin Kolapo, Arike toh talenu, Awele Odita, Ayanfe Adekunle and so on.
Temitope revealed in an interview that her parents initially kicked against her acting career in the early stages because they wanted her to focus on her education. But after she bagged a degree in Mass Communication from the Tai Solarin University, they decided to let her follow her dream career of becoming an actress.
The actress revealed that her venture in movie production was a function of God’s grace and that she was able to get funding for these movies through God’s intervention.
Below is the list of the movies she has produced.
Sobola is still single but she hopes to settle down with her ideal man in God’s time.
Solaja disclosed in an interview that she is a no-nonsense person and when some fans try to be naughty by touching her back or chest she scolds them.
Temitope is a lover of exotic cars. She recently acquired a new Acura jeep. Although, this new asset led to speculations that it was someone other than her that financed the purchase of the car since many didn’t think she could afford such an expensive vehicle.
It is a well-known fact that Temitope is one of the most beautiful actresses in Nollywood and she once revealed in an interview that her beauty is natural as she hates anything artificial. Also, the actress disclosed that one of her favourite parts of her body is her face and one of the reasons is that she has no pimples which make her look beautiful.
Apart from her face and naturally, the budding actress also revealed that her chest and legs are the driving force that makes her attractive to men and gets their attention.
Solaja once revealed on her social media page that her favourite actor in the industry is Femi Adebayo. In fact, one of her self-produced movies – Aruga was directed by the actor.
However, there have been rumours of a romantic relationship between the duo and neither party have gone on to confirm or dispel such speculations
Just in case, you don’t know who Femi Adebayo here is a brief overview.
He is a popular Nollywood Yoruba actor, director and producer. Adebayo was born on the 31st of December 1972 in Lagos and he hails from Ilorin, Kwara State.
He was the former Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. He is also the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.
The actor attended the University of Ilorin where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master of Arts (M. A) in Theatre Arts.
He is currently studying for his Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Law at the University of Ilorin.
Adebayo started acting as far back as 1995 and that was the year he featured in the popular Tade Ogidan’s movie, Owo Blow.
Adebayo has been married twice. His wife, Khadijat filed for divorce in 2011. They had 3 kids together. Prior to the divorce, the couple had been living separately. Their union has since been dissolved and both parties have gone on to remarry.
It would be recalled that Adebayo met his wife at the University of Ilorin in 1998. At that time she was in her first year studying Computer science while he was in his third year studying law. The couple dated for 6 years before getting married in 2004. A close source to the family revealed that Khadijat left her husband because she wasn’t comfortable with his career as an actor. The actor also confirmed this as he revealed in an interview that his wife wasn’t happy with his profession as an actor and didn’t give him the much-needed support.
In October 2016, Adebayo married to Omotayo Memunat Sanusi. Prior to his second marriage, there were rumours that he was dating the popular actress, Funke Akindele also known as Jenifa.
The wedding between Femi Adebayo and Omotayo took place in Ilorin, Adebayo’s hometown. The event was well attended by celebrities in Nollywood although the actor revealed the wedding plans were low key because he wanted to protect his new wife.
In 2017, there were reports that their marriage had hit the rocks. Omotayo had unfollowed Adebayo on Instagram and both parties had deleted their wedding photos from their Instagram pages. But the couple responded to these rumours with a picture showing that all is well