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 such.
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 individual.
“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 United States.
“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.