The first female king of boys

Sola Sobowale is a Nigerian film actress, screenwriter, film director and film producer. Sola Sobowale had her big break in 2001, in the premiere of Nigeria’s popular television drama series Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter.

BACKGROUND

She was born on the 26th of December 1963. Before shooting into stardom, Sola Sobowale had roles in The Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, and the Yoruba film, Asewo To Re Mecca. Sola Sobowale joined acting through numerous roles in movies produced by Awada Kerikeri Group under the leadership of Adebayo Salami.[5] Over the years, Sola Sobowale had scripted, co-scripted, directed and produced several Nigerian films. Sola scripted, produced and directed, Ohun Oko Somida, a 2010 Nigerian film that stars Adebayo Salami. Sobowale featured in Dangerous Twins, a 2004 Nigerian drama film produced by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni. Sola Sobowale is also featured in Family on Fire produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.

Her role in King of Boys (2018) is one of her most notable performances till date. She played Eniola Salami, a powerful and ruthless businesswoman and politician known as “The King of Boys.” The movie was a Nigerian crime political thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba, a movie that reunited Adetiba and Sola Sobowale after they worked together in Kemi Adetiba‘s directorial debut, The Wedding Party in 2016. She reprised her role in the sequel[12], The Return of the King which was released on 27 August 2021 exclusively on Netflix as a 7-part limited series.

Sola Sobowale revealed on her Instagram page in July 2022, that she had been cast in her first Bollywood role for the upcoming film by film director Hamisha Daryani Ahuja.

Sola Sobowale is married and has four children. Sola Sobowale was chosen to be the brand ambassador for Mouka mattress company’s Wellbeing range.


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