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Sola Sobowale: A Nollywood Legend’s Film Journey

Last Updated on June 13, 2024 by Silvy

Sola Sobowale

Nigerian film actress, screenwriter, and director

Birth Date and Location: 26 December 1963, Ondo State, Nigeria

Notable Roles: Eniola Salami in King of Boys, Oh Father, Oh Daughter in Super Story

Early Career: Acted in The Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, Asewo To Re Mecca

Award: 2019 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Children: 4

Notable Works: The Wedding Party, Dangerous Twins, Family on Fire

Sola Sobowale is a renowned Nigerian actress who has made significant contributions to the Nollywood film industry.

Her filmography spans several decades, with notable roles in both films and television series. Here is a look at her iconic Nollywood filmography through the years:

Early Career and Breakthrough Roles

Sola Sobowale began her acting career in the 1990s, starring in films like “Asewo To Re Mecca” (1992). She also appeared in popular television series such as “Village Headmaster” and “Mirror In The Sun.

” Her early work showcased her versatility and talent, setting the stage for her future success.

Hiatus and Return to Acting

In 2003, Sobowale stepped away from acting to focus on raising her children in the United Kingdom. However, she returned to Nigeria in 2016 to audition for “The Wedding Party.” Her children, who had grown up in the UK, encouraged her to return to acting, which she described as her “calling.”

Recent Work and Notable Roles

Since her return, Sobowale has delivered powerful performances in leading roles. Some of her notable films include:

King of Boys (2018): Sobowale played the lead character, Oba, in Kemi Adetiba’s critically acclaimed drama.

King of Boys: The Return of the King (2021): She reprised her role as Oba in the sequel to the original film.

Anikulapo (2023): Sobowale starred alongside other notable actors in this film, which was released in 2023.

Anikulapo: The Rise to Spectre (2023): She appeared in the sequel to “Anikulapo.”

Battle on Buka Street (2022): Sobowale acted in this comedy-drama film, which was released in 2022.

Postcards (2024): She starred in this Bollywood-Nollywood collaboration, which is currently in production.

Other Notable Films

Sobowale has also appeared in several other notable films, including:

  1. The Last Knight (2005)
  2. Christ in Me (2003)
  3. Billionaires Club (2003)
  4. Crazy People (2018)
  5. Shadow Parties (2021)
  6. No Man’s Land (in post-production)
  7. Double Dekoi (2023)
  8. Àkúdàáyà (2023)
  9. Omo inu oku (2001)
  10. Lagidigba (2000)

Sola Sobowale’s filmography is a testament to her enduring talent and dedication to her craft. Her ability to adapt to different roles and genres has made her a beloved figure in the Nollywood industry.

Source: Bellanaija

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