Sola Sobowale

Sola Sobowale: A Journey Through Her Iconic Nollywood Filmography

Renowned for her dynamic roles and captivating performances, Sola Sobowale stands as a true icon in the Nollywood film industry. Her journey, marked by a series of memorable roles, has solidified her status as one of Nigeria’s most beloved actresses.

Before her breakthrough role in the 2021 drama series “Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter,” Sola Sobowale had already made a significant mark with her performances in classic dramas such as “Village Headmaster,” “Mirror In The Sun,” and the 1992 film “Asewo To Re Mecca.” Her collaboration with director Tade Ogidan in films like “Dangerous Twins” and “Family on Fire” further showcased her versatility and talent.

In 2003, Sola took a hiatus from the limelight to focus on her family, relocating to the United Kingdom to raise her children. She shared this decision in a candid conversation on Teju Babyface’s “The Deep Dive” podcast, highlighting the importance of family in her life. However, in 2016, at the urging of her children who recognized her passion and talent, she made a triumphant return to the Nigerian film scene, auditioning for the film “The Wedding Party.”

Her comeback was nothing short of spectacular. Following “The Wedding Party,” Sola took on the lead role of Oba in Kemi Adetiba’s critically acclaimed film “King of Boys” and its sequel, delivering performances that garnered widespread praise. In 2023, she continued to captivate audiences with her roles in “Anikulapo” and its sequel, “Anikulapo: The Rise to Spectre.” Her recent projects include the hit film “Battle On Buka Street” and the groundbreaking Bollywood/Nollywood collaboration, “Postcards.”

Sola Sobowale’s illustrious career, marked by her powerful and emotive performances, continues to inspire and entertain audiences, reaffirming her position as a pillar of Nollywood.

Sola’s filmography is very impressive. See below a list of some of her prominent films since her return:

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party 2

King of Boys

King of Boys: The Return of the King


Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre

Battle on Buka Street

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