My Mum Stopped Me From Becoming A Professional Footballer To Become An Actor – Nollywood Star, Sholagbade Mustapha

Sholagbade Mustapha Mum Stopped Him From Becoming Footballer

The name Sholagbade Mustapha is associated with movies especially in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. However, he could easily have become a professional footballer but for his mum who stopped him and decided to support him to become an actor instead.

According to Sholagbade, ten years ago, his entire life was football. In fact, he used to dream and speak football while asleep.

Read excerpts from the telephone interview the popular actor had with Gbolahan Adetayo below.

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What Stopped You From Playing Football?

“It was my mum who made me stop because anytime I sleep, I always dream about Football and whatever I see in the dream, I do say it out while sleeping. Something like pass me the ball, take it back, goal goal and all sort. She now felt like Football is a no go area for me,I am not playing Football. That was why i stopped to obey her.”

Can You Take Us Back To The Memory Of How The Whole Things Started For You?

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“Well, thank God for my father. He was the one who helped me when I told my mum about my vision to be an actor. He took me to his brother Alhaji Taiwo Hassan. When we got there, he said I should complete my secondary school first. I think I was in SS 2 or 3 and I was like it’s only WAEC that was still keeping me in secondary school. I have already gotten my O level credits in SS 2 when I wrote GCE. Thank God for the whole Odunfa caucus and all my bosses over there. Such as Alhaji Yinka Quadri, Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo, Alhaji Abbey Lanre, and Sunny Alli. They all played vital roles to promote me. May God reward each and everyone of them Amen.”

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