Full Name: Temitope Solaja
Born: 14 February, 1986
Birth place: Lagos Nigeria
Famous as: actress
Years active: 2007- present
Education: Tai Solarin University
Biographical and educational history
Tope 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.
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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.
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.
Film by Tope Solaja
Family and personal life
Tope 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.
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.