Sola Sobowale

Sola Sobowale

The journey of a Nigerian acting icon

26 December 1965

Early Life and Education

Sola Sobowale was born on December 26, 1965, in Ondo State, Nigeria, to Joseph and Esther Olagookun, both teachers, who instilled a strong educational foundation in her upbringing. Raised in Ondo State, Sobowale attended primary and secondary school in the same region. Her love for the arts led her to pursue a degree in Music at the University of Ibadan. However, driven by her passion for acting, she switched her focus to theater arts and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Arts from the same university.

09 July 2000

Breakthrough and Early Career

Sola Sobowale's journey into the film and television industry began with the support of her brother-in-law, Tunji Oyelana, a multifaceted individual who was an actor, singer, and lecturer at the University of Ibadan. Initially, Sobowale's parents had envisioned her becoming a teacher like them. However, Oyelana convinced them that acting was a noble profession. With his guidance and encouragement, Sobowale made her debut as an actress.

14 July 2001

Awada Kerikeri Group and Rise to Prominence

Sobowale's association with the Awada Kerikeri Group played a significant role in honing her acting skills. Through her dedication and talent, she gained recognition, especially for her outstanding performance in the movie "Sura the Tailor." Her breakthrough came in 2001 when she starred in the premiere of the popular Nigerian TV drama series "Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter." Her portrayal of the character Toyin Tomato became iconic, and it further solidified her status as a household name in the Nigerian movie industry.

12 July 2023

Filmography and Notable Works

Since her debut, Sola Sobowale has graced the screen with her remarkable acting prowess. Here are some of the notable movies and TV shows she has been a part of:

  1. Asewo to re Mecca (1992)
  2. Diamond Ring (1998)
  3. Oduduwa (2000)
  4. Lagidigba (2000)
  5. Outkast (2001)
  6. Omo Inu Oku (2001)
  7. Kosorogun (2002)
  8. Unforgettable (2003)
  9. Tim ba'taiye Wa (2003)
  10. The Outsider (2003)
  11. Emotional Tears (2003)
  12. Oyato (2003)
  13. Okanlomo (2003)
  14. Jawo nbe (2003)
  15. Hope of Glory (2004)
  16. Love From Above (2004)
  17. Dangerous Twins (2004)
  18. Total Disgrace (2005)
  19. 11:45… Too late (2005)
  20. Opin Irin Ajo (2005)
  21. The Last Night (2005)
  22. The Price of Love: Life is Beautiful (2005)
  23. Nibolojasi (2006)
  24. A Can of Worms 1&2 (2008)
  25. Disoriented Generation (2009)
  26. Ohun Oko Somida (2010)
  27. Family on Fire (2011)
  28. The Wedding Party 1&2 (2017)
  29. Wives on Strikes: The Revolution (2017)
  30. Christmas is Coming (2017)
  31. Omambala (2018)
  32. King of Boys (2018)
  33. Seven And A Half Dates (2018)
  34. Gold Statue (2019)
  35. The Enemy I Know (2019)
13 July 2023

Achievements and Recognition

Sola Sobowale's talent and dedication have not gone unnoticed. In 2019, she received the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her exceptional performance in the 2018 Nigerian film "King of Boys." This accolade further solidified her status as one of Nigeria's finest actors.

14 July 2023

Personal Life and Brand Ambassadorship

Sobowale is a proud wife and mother of four children. She has also ventured beyond the acting realm and served as the brand ambassador for Mouka mattress company's Wellbeing range, reflecting her influence and recognition in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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