Friday 4 August 2023

๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—•๐—ข๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฌ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—ข๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—ข?

Sola Sobowale is one of Nollywood's most influential veteran actresses. With a career spanning more than three decades, Sola Sobowale is a force in the Nollywood industry.

Sola Sobowale has become a household name. With her 31-year career log the Nigerian actress, movie producer, screenwriter, and director has proved that hard work and talent are enviable skills.

Sola Sobowale was born on December 26, 1965, in Ondo State to Joseph and Esther Olagookun, After her primary and secondary education, she got admitted to the University of Ibadan to study Music. But, along the line her passion for acting made her decide to finish with Theatre Arts.

At first, Sola’s parents were against her acting but Oyelana was able to convince her parents. Before stardom, Sola Sobowale had roles in ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ป, and the Yoruba film. Sola Sobowale joined acting through numerous roles in movies produced by ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ under the leadership of Adebayo Salami.

She made her acting debut in the movie '๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ'. '๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด  ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜†' actress, Sola Sobowale has always accredited her success in the Nollywood industry to God. Her role in movies has been a source of inspiration to many young upcoming actors, recently her career-reinventing role in '๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€' produced and written by Kemi Adetiba, launched the veteran actress into another dimension of her career. Ever since the release of ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€ in 2018, Sola Sobowale has been tagged '๐—ข๐—ฏ๐—ฎ' (๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด).

Over the years, Sola has scripted, co-scripted, directed, and produced several Nigerian films including ๐—ข๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ธ๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ, a 2010 Nigerian film that stars Adebayo Salami.

She starred in ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€, a 2004 Nigerian drama film produced by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni. She also featured in ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.

๐—ฆ๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ "๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ": Toyin Tomato is a name she got from her years of acting in Wale Adenuga’s hit series (Oh Father Oh Daughter) “๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜†” in 2001, after gracing the screen for several years.

Meanwhile the same stage name "๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ'' is also accredited to Yoruba actress Toyin Adegbola for her role in the movie, '๐—”๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ.'

The 58-year-old Nollywood veteran actress has dazzled fans with her dynamic acting experience from ๐— ๐—ผ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜‚'๐˜€ 2016 '๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜†' which broke box office record as a highest-grossing movie; to Kemi Adetiba's 2018 '๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€' and 2021, 7 part series, '๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด'.

Sola Sobowale's husband is Oludotun Sobowale, and he was the former corporate executive director of EKO Hospital, before relocating to England, and they are blessed with Taiwo Sobowale and Kehinde Sobowale, and three boys.

Sola Sobowale's endeavours as a filmmaker has earned her a substantial amount to become one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. She acted in both Nollywood English movies and also Nollywood Yoruba movies.

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