July 1, 2022

I get more respect as a married woman –Tayo Sobola

Actress, Tayo Sobola, aka Sotayo Gaga, has said that as a married woman, there is a limit to how intimate she can get with fellow actors on set.

Sobola, who was recently bestowed with the title of Sarauniya (Queen Mother) of Uke Kingdom in Nasarawa State, told Saturday Beats, “Even before I got married, I was selective about the kind of roles I portrayed as an actor. 

My husband is quite understanding and he knew I was a filmmaker before we got married. 

However, as a respected wife, I would not play any role that my husband won’t be happy with, such as being too intimate with the opposite s.e.x.”

Describing her experience in marriage so far as ‘sweet’, Sobola said, “It has been a sweet experience since the day we started dating till now that we are a married couple. Obviously, there will be ups and downs, just like in any relationship, but we are mature enough to handle things.”

On what lifestyle changes she has had to adopt as a married woman, Sotayo said, “I had known my husband for about seven years before we got married and I am still the same person. I usually call myself the ‘lane minder’. The most important thing is that being married attracts a lot more respect than when I was single. It is a phase in life and we are flowing gradually with it.”

Revealing how her new title of Sarauniya came about, the actress said, “I believe the palace saw some qualities in me and deemed it fit to give me the title. According to the Emir of Uke Kingdom, his father’s twin sister was the first person to be bestowed with that title and since her demise, no one has been given that honour. I am more or less a role model to women in that community.”

Sobola also emphatically stated that she did not have to engage in any fetish practice before she was bestowed with the title. She added, “That is wrong to say. I am a religious person who does not joke with prayers. I would not dabble into anything that would rob me of (a good relationship with) my creator.”

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