Sola Sobowale

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Sola Sobowale
Sola Sobowale (cropped).png
Born (1963-12-26) 26 December 1963 (age 57)
  • screenwriter
  • actress
  • director
  • producer
Parent(s)Joseph Olagookun, Esther Olagookun

Sola Sobowale (born 26 December 1963) is a Nigerian film actress, screenwriter, director and producer.[1] Sola Sobowale had her big break in 2001, in the premiere of Nigeria's popular television drama series Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter.[2]


Before shooting into stardom, Sola Sobowale had roles in The Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, and in the Yoruba film, Asewo To Re Mecca.[3] Sola Sobowale joined acting through numerous roles in movies produced by Awada Kerikeri Group under the leadership of Adebayo Salami.[4] Over the years, Sola Sobowale had scripted, co-scripted, directed and produced several Nigerian films.[5] Sola scripted, produced and directed, Ohun Oko Somida, a 2010 Nigerian film that stars Adebayo Salami.[6] Sobowale featured in Dangerous Twins, a 2004 Nigerian drama film produced by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni.[7] Sola Sobowale also featured in Family on Fire produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Sola Sobowale is married and has four children.[10] Sola Sobowale was chosen to be the brand ambassador for Mouka mattress company's Wellbeing range.[11][12]


in 2019, Sola Sobowale received the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in 2018 Nigerian film: King of Boys [13]

Selected filmography[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Olonilua, Ademola (29 November 2014). "I've lovely legs but I can't wear skimpy dresses –Sola Sobowale". The Punch. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Bada, Gbenga (25 November 2019). "3 defining characters in Sola Sobowale's career so far". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. ^ Augoye, Jayne (30 July 2017). "INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale". Premium Times.
  4. ^ "Nigeria's Fading Movie Stars". P.M. News. 30 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Family, friends, colleagues in attendance as veteran actress, Sola Sobowale's son weds". Africa News Hub. 10 November 2014.
  6. ^ Ogunleye, Foluke (17 March 2014). African Film: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443857499.
  7. ^ "#BNMovieFeature: Ramsey Nouah, Stella Damasus, Sola Sobowale star in "Dangerous Twins" | Watch". BellaNaija. 9 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Sola Sobowale Returns In 'Family On Fire'". P.M. News. 5 December 2011.
  9. ^ Njoku, Ben (21 April 2012). "Tade Ogidan plans to take Family on Fire to the people". Vanguard.
  10. ^ "For Sola Sobowale, No Cuddling, Kissing in Movies". This Day. 8 December 2018.
  11. ^ "I have the desire to conquer whatever challenge comes my way – Sola Sobowale". Vanguard. 3 August 2020.
  12. ^ Ige, Rotimi (7 August 2020). "Sola Sobowale reveals beauty, fitness secrets". Nigerian Tribune.
  13. ^ Husseini, Shaibu (2 November 2019). "And the winner is…fiery actress, Sola Sobowale, of Nollywood". The Guardian.