A Nigerian film actress, screenwriter, director and producer
She had her big break in 2001, in the premiere of Nigeria’s popular television drama series Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter
Sola Sobowale was born on December 26, 1965, in Ondo State. She was born to Joseph and Esther Olagookun. Her father was a retired principal and her mother was an headmistress. After her primary and secondary education, she enrolled into the University of Ibadan to study Music. However, due to her passion for acting, she switched to Theatre Arts.
She got into the industry with the help of her brother-in-law, Tunji Oyelana (For the movie Sura the tailor), who also enrolled her into the University. Her parents were against her acting at first but Oyelana was able to convince her parents to see acting as a noble profession and not a wayward lifestyle based on the relationship he has with the family. Luckily for Sola, her parents agreed.
On getting in, she started with Sura the Tailor, and subsequently, featured in Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, Our Husband Have Gone Mad Again e.t.c. Later on, she joined a group led by Adebayo Salami, Awada kerikeri Group. She also featured in Asewo to re Mecca and a celluloid, Eki Okan, e.t.c
She came to limelight after starring as Toyin Tomato in Oh Father! Oh Daughter!, a Wale Adenuga’s Super Story drama series. Due to the aura she brought into the series, several people still refer to her as Toyin Tomato till date.
She was not consistent in the industry for some years. According to her, she left with her family to the UK so she could give her children good education. She returned prepared with her A+ game and has continued to grace the screen with her out of the world performance.
First, she took the role of Tinuade Coker in the popular romantic comedy-drama, Wedding Party. She was a co-director in the Wedding Party with Kemi Adetiba and Adesua Etomi. The movie was popularly accepted and featured Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, AY Makun, Iretiola Doyle, and other A-list thespians.
Also, in 2018, she starred as Alhaja Eniola Salami in a political thriller film, King of Boys co-produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba. The award-winning movie saw Sobowale as a businesswoman, philanthropist, and aspiring politician. Sola starred alongside Veteran Jide Kosoko, Adesua Etomi, Toni Tones, Akin Lewis, Reminisce, Illbliss, e.t.c
- Asewo to re Mecca, 1992
- Diamond Ring, 1998
- Oduduwa, 2000
- Lagidigba, 2000
- Outkast, 2001
- Omo Inu Oku, 2001
- Kosorogun, 2002
- Unforgettable, 2003
- The Outsider, 2003
- Emotional Tears, 2003
- Oyato, 2003
- Okanlomo, 2003
- Jawo nbe, 2003
- Hope of Glory, 2004
- Love From Above, 2004
- Dangerous Twins, 2004
- Total Disgrace, 2005
- 11:45… Too late, 2005
- Opin Irin Ajo, 2005
- The Last Night, 2005
- The Price of Love: Life is Beautiful,2005
- Nibolojasi, 2006
- A Can of Worms 1&2, 2008
- Disoriented Generation, 2009
- Ohun Oko Somida, 2010
- Family on Fire, 2011
- The Wedding Party 1&2 2017
- Wives on Strikes: The Revolution, 2017
- Christmas is Coming, 2017
- Omambala, 2018
- King of Boys, 2018
- Seven And A Half Dates, 2018
- Gold Statue, 2019
- The Enemy I know, 2019
- She is an ambassador to Mouka Foams, BSTAN Homes e.t.c.
- She was also endorsed by Globacom and represents the company with Patience Ozokwor, Boda Shaggi, Jide Kosoko. e.t.c
Awards And Recognition’s
Sola is an award-winning actress, some of the awards in her possession include;
- Best Actress in Comedy, African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2017
- Actress of the Year, Allure Awards, 2018
- Best Actress in a Leading Role ‘King of Boys’, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), 2019
- Lifetime Achievement Award, New Vision International Film Festival, 2019
- Actress of the Year, New Telegraph Award
- Hall of Fame, Naija FM Comedy Awards
She has warmed her way into the hearts of many because of her aura. First, it started with her passionate delivery of her role as Toyin Tomato in the Super Story Series, Oh Father, oh daughter. According to her, she got several testimonies from women on how she saved their marriage from divorce. Not only that, she is a role model to several young people aiming for a career in the entertainment industry.
She is married to Oludotun Sobowale, who was the former corporate executive director of EKO Hospital, before relocating to England. Their union is blessed with four children.
Sobowale is one of the most-sought after actresses in Nigeria and has several endorsement deals. Information Cradle estimated her worth at $450,000.