Sola Sobowale biography: age, husband, children, movies, net worth

Sola Sobowale biography: age, husband, children, movies, net worth

Sola Sobowale is not a new name in the film industry. The multi-talented Nigerian actress, screenwriter, director, and producer has won millions' hearts through her inspiring roles in different movies.

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Actress Sola Sobowale arrives at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "The Wedding Party" at The Elgin in Toronto, Canada. Photo: J. Countess
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The Nollywood filmmaker has graced the screens and worked behind the scenes for over 20 years. She is a celebrated Nollywood actress with an interesting journey who has risen to fame due to her talent.

She is among the most influential actresses in Nigeria and across the West African film industry.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Sola Sobowale
  • Date of birth: 26th December 1965
  • Place of birth: Ondo, Nigeria
  • Sola Sobowale age: 55 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Husband: Oludotun Sobowale
  • Children: 5
  • Net worth: $450,000
  • Occupation: Actress, screenwriter, director and producer
  • Instagram: @solasobowale

Sola Sobowale biography

Here is everything you need to know about the actress' life, including details about her personal, family, and career in the film and TV industry.

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Early life

Sola Sobowale date of birth is 26th December 1965. She was born to Joseph and Esther Olagookun in Ondo State, south-western Nigeria.

Both her parents worked as teachers. Joseph was a retired principal while her mother, Esther Olagookun, a former headmistress.

How old is Sola Sobowale?

Sola Sobowale age is 55 years (as of 2021). Sola Sobowale birthday is on the 26th of December every year.

In her fifties, she is currently unarguably one of the established and long-serving actresses in Nigeria. She has been in the industry for over two decades.


The actress was raised in Ondo state. She attended primary and secondary school in the same region.

She later attended the University of Ibadan where she pursued Music. Compelled by her love and passion for acting, she switched to study theatre arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts.

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Sola Sobowale debut in the industry was through the help of her brother-in-law, Tunji Oyelana. He doubled as an actor, singer and lecturer at the University of Ibadan.

Before her film and TV career, her parents wanted her to be a teacher like them. However, she disagreed.

She argued that teachers were not well compensated. Tunji Oyelana convinced Sola's parents that acting is a noble profession. Later, the creative Sola Sobowale made a debut in her career as an actress.

With her brilliant performances in the movies such as Sura the Tailor, she became a household name in the Nigerian movie industry.

She joined the Awada Kerikeri Group. There, her movies were evidence that she had been working on her acting skills.

Her big break came in 2001 during the premiere of the popular Nigerian TV drama series Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter.

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Through her marvelous performance in the series, people famously refer to her as Toyin Tomato, the character she plays.

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A photo of Sobowale looking stunning in a Nigerian outfit. Photo: Sola Sobowale
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Sola Sobowale movies and TV shows

Since her debut in the film and television industry, she has starred in many movies. Here are some of the famous movies and TV shows the gifted actor has played a role in:

  • 1992: Asewo to re Mecca
  • 1998: Diamond Ring
  • 2000: Oduduwa
  • 2000: Lagidigba
  • 2001: Outkast
  • 2001: Omo Inu Oku
  • 2002: Kosorogun
  • 2003: Unforgettable
  • 2003: Tim ba’taiye Wa
  • 2003: The Outsider
  • 2003: Emotional Tears
  • 2003: Oyato
  • 2003: Okanlomo
  • 2003: Jawo nbe
  • 2004: Hope of Glory
  • 2004: Love From Above
  • 2004: Dangerous Twins
  • 2005: Total Disgrace
  • 2005: 11:45… Too late
  • 2005: Opin Irin Ajo
  • 2005: The Last Night
  • 2005: The Price of Love: Life is Beautiful
  • 2006: Nibolojasi
  • 2008: A Can of Worms 1&2
  • 2009: Disoriented Generation
  • 2010: Ohun Oko Somida
  • 2011: Family on Fire
  • 2017: The Wedding Party 1&2
  • 2017: Wives on Strikes: The Revolution
  • 2017: Christmas is Coming
  • 2018: Omambala
  • 2018: King of Boys
  • 2018: Seven And A Half Dates
  • 2019: Gold Statu
  • 2019: The Enemy I know

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Sola Sobowale and family

Besides acting, Sola Sobowale enjoys a good life as a wife and a mother.

Who is Sola Sobowale husband? Sola is married to Oludotun Sobowale, who is the former corporate executive director of EKO Hospital.

The couple has 5 children, two who are a set of twins. The twins were involved in the scriptwriting of the movie, Nectar.

The actress left the film and TV industry to be with her family. She shared that she took a break so she could give her five children a good education. Sola Sobowale family currently live in the UK.

Sola Sobowale net worth

Sola Sobowale's endeavors as a filmmaker have earned her a substantial amount to become one of the richest actresses in Nigeria.

Her successful career is also credited to other several endorsement deals. Her net worth is estimated at $450,000.

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Sola Sobowale poses for a photo. Photo: Sola Sobowale
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Sola Sobowale is among the most influential and most sought after actresses in the Nollywood industry. She is an inspiration to upcoming actors for her discipline in the industry.

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