Sola Sobowale is a Nigerian actress. She is one of the most sought-after actresses today and has features in blockbuster movies such as King of Boys 1 & 2
Born in Ondo State, Nigeria on December 26, 1966, Sola Sobowale attended the prestigious University of Ibadan to study music, however, due to her passion for acting, she switched to Theatre Arts. Her father was a retired principal and her mother, a former headmistress. Sola Sobowale has performed on Nigerian stages for more than two decades; she is one of the best actresses in Nigerian history.
Her Educational Background
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After her primary and secondary education, Sola Sobowale decided to study Music at the University of Ibadan, due to her passion for acting, she changed her mind and switched to Theatre Arts.
Sola Sobowale Early Career
Her first movie was ” Sura the tailor”, she got into the movie industry with the help of her brother-in-law, Tunji Oyelana. Tunji Oyelana was also enrolled in the same school as her. Her parents were against her acting at first but Tunji was able to talk to her parents and convinced them. This was when her career as an actress began.
Sobowale started with ” Sura the Tailor” and was later on featured in “Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, Our Husband Have Gone Mad Again” and much more. She later joined an acting group led by Adebayo Salami, Awada Kerikeri Group.
Sobowale was fully known in her role as Toyin Tomato in Oh Father! Oh, Daughter!, a Wale Adenuga’s Super Story drama series. She played the role very well and to date, people still refer to her as Toyin Tomato.
Sola Sobowale left the country, she wasn’t consistent in the industry for some years. She stated that she traveled with her family to the UK so she could give her children a good education. She came in a grand style, she was ready, and ever since then, we have constantly seen her on our screen with an extraordinary performance.
Her first role after her return was the role of Tinuade Coker in the popular romantic comedy-drama, “Wedding Party”. She was a co-director in the ” Wedding Party” alongside Kemi Adetiba and Adesua Etomi. The movie was so popular and was filled with stars like Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, AY Makun, and other popular Nigerian stars.
Her Second was in 2018, she played the role of Alhaja Eniola Salami in a political thriller film, ” King of Boys” which was co-produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba. The movie was a Blockbuster as Sobawale starred as a businesswoman, top stars like Veteran Jide Kosoko, Reminisce, Illbliss, Toni Tones, and others were also featured in the movie.
Sobowale has over 70 films both in Yoruba and English to her credit.
Sola Sobowale Husband
She has been married to and is still married to Oludotun Sobowale. Her husband, Oludotun was the previous corporate executive director of EKO Hospital, before relocating to the UK.
Their union is blessed with four children.
She is not just an actress but also a producer. She wrote and produced a Yoruba movie, title “Ohun Oko Somida (2010)”. Her children were also featured in the movie.
Below are some of her the movies she featured:
- Asewo to re Mecca, 1992
- Diamond Ring, 1998
- Oduduwa, 2000
- Lagidigba, 2000
- Outkast, 2001
- Omo Inu Oku, 2001
- Kosorogun, 2002
- Unforgettable, 2003
- Tim ba’taiye Wa, 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
Sola Sobowale Net Worth
As stated above, Sobowale is one of the most sought-after actresses in Nigeria and has various endorsement deals.
She is the brand ambassador to Mouka Foams, BSTAN Homes, and many more. Globacom also endorsed her alongside Broda Shaggi, Jide Kosoko, Patience Ozokwor, and others.
Her net worth is estimated at $450,000.
Sola Sobowale Awards and Recognition
Sola is an award-winning actress who does her craft perfectly well. She has made a big name in the Nigerian entertainment industry and she is rated as one of the most influential in the industry. Below are some of the awards she has received:
- Actress of the Year, New Telegraph Award
- Hall of Fame, Naija FM Comedy Awards
- 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
Sola Sobowale is very popular on social media with large followers. You can reach or connect with her on Instagram: @solasobowale.