Sola Sobowale

Sola Sobowale (born 26 December 1963) is a Nigerian film actress, screenwriter,[1] film director and film producer.[2] Sola Sobowale had her big break in 2001, in the premiere of Nigeria's popular television drama series Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter.[3]

Sola Sobowale
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Born (1963-12-26) 26 December 1963 (age 58)
Ondo State, Nigeria
  • screenwriter
  • actress
  • director
  • producer
Parent(s)Joseph Olagookun, Esther Olagookun


Before shooting into stardom, Sola Sobowale had roles in The Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, and the Yoruba film, Asewo To Re Mecca.[4] Sola Sobowale joined acting through numerous roles in movies produced by Awada Kerikeri Group under the leadership of Adebayo Salami.[5] Over the years, Sola Sobowale had scripted, co-scripted, directed and produced several Nigerian films.[6] Sola scripted, produced and directed, Ohun Oko Somida, a 2010 Nigerian film that stars Adebayo Salami.[7] Sobowale featured in Dangerous Twins, a 2004 Nigerian drama film produced by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni.[8] Sola Sobowale is also featured in Family on Fire produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.[9][10]

Sola Sobowale revealed on her Instagram page in July 2022, that she had been cast in her first Bollywood role for the upcoming film by film director Hamisha Daryani Ahuja.[11][12][13]

Personal lifeEdit

Sola Sobowale is married and has four children.[14] Sola Sobowale was chosen to be the brand ambassador for Mouka mattress company's Wellbeing range.[15][16]


in 2019, Sola Sobowale received the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the 2018 Nigerian film: King of Boys.[17]

Selected filmographyEdit



  • Ayomida (2003)
  • Ayomida 2 (2003)
  • Ohun Oko Somida (2010)

Notable WorkEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sola Sobowale shares career secret - The Nation Nigeria". Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Bada, Gbenga (25 November 2019). "3 defining characters in Sola Sobowale's career so far". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. ^ Augoye, Jayne (30 July 2017). "INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale". Premium Times.
  5. ^ "Nigeria's Fading Movie Stars". P.M. News. 30 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Family, friends, colleagues in attendance as veteran actress, Sola Sobowale's son weds". Africa News Hub. 10 November 2014.
  7. ^ Ogunleye, Foluke (17 March 2014). African Film: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443857499.
  8. ^ "#BNMovieFeature: Ramsey Nouah, Stella Damasus, Sola Sobowale star in "Dangerous Twins" | Watch". BellaNaija. 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Sola Sobowale Returns In 'Family On Fire'". P.M. News. 5 December 2011.
  10. ^ Njoku, Ben (21 April 2012). "Tade Ogidan plans to take Family on Fire to the people". Vanguard.
  11. ^ "Sola Sobowale Lands First Bollywood Role". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 13 July 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  12. ^ Augoye, Jayne (13 July 2022). "Sola Sobowale, Broda Shaggi to feature in new Bollywood movie". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  13. ^ "#NollywoodGoesToIndia: How Sola Sobowale Snagged International Repute". Independent Newspaper Nigeria. 16 July 2022. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  14. ^ "For Sola Sobowale, No Cuddling, Kissing in Movies". This Day. 8 December 2018.
  15. ^ "I have the desire to conquer whatever challenge comes my way – Sola Sobowale". Vanguard. 3 August 2020.
  16. ^ Ige, Rotimi (7 August 2020). "Sola Sobowale reveals beauty, fitness secrets". Nigerian Tribune.
  17. ^ Husseini, Shaibu (2 November 2019). "And the winner is…fiery actress, Sola Sobowale, of Nollywood". The Guardian.
  18. ^ Tayo, Ayomide O. (25 July 2018). "30 unforgettable Nollywood home videos you should watch". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 28 July 2022.