Yoruba movie actress and film maker, Sobola
Sotayo, has responded to the allegation that she is
dating Nigerian singer, Olamide and former Senator
for the Lagos West constituency, Ganiyu Solomon.
The Senator had been rumoured to be behind the
actress’ business and other projects after she shared
photos of them together on the social media,
showering him with encomiums.
This, however, prompted many to suggest that the
duo had an intimate relationship.
Debunking the claims, however, the TV presenter
cum actress told Vanguard that there was nothing of
She said, “Well, if some people don’t see you with
any man and they eventually see you with somebody,
especially when you have things going well for you,
they assume you are having an affair with that
“I don’t have any kind of romance with him or
Olamide as purported. Olamide is much more like a
brother from another mother. His humility has made
him achieve so much and he is still going to achieve
more. I can always stand anywhere and vouch for
him. I had to go and support him for his ‘OLIC’ in the
“Basically, Olamide is my brother. When it comes to
whether we are dating or not, the answer is no. We
are just like brother and sister,” she added.
“As regards Senator Ganiu Solomon,” she continued,
“he is like a father to me.”
Speaking further, Sotayo said, “Well, I am engaged;
but not married. My relationship is not what I want
to unveil to the media. Don’t be surprised you might
see me tomorrow with my child,” she quipped.
On how she reacts to negative stories, the ‘Corper
Jide’ thespian said, “It’s my eleventh year in the
entertainment industry as a whole. I read a lot of
things about me on the internet, newspapers and
magazines. I heard people talk lies about me.
“I have learnt to wear a thick skin and turn deaf ears
to negative stories. That is the only way you can go
forward in the industry,” she stated.