Sola Sobowale is a Nigerian film actress, screenwriter, director and producer.
She had her big break in 2001, in the premiere of Nigeria’s popular television drama series Super Story: Oh Father, Oh Daughter.
Sola was born on December 26, 1965, in Ondo State to Joseph and Esther Olagookun. Her father was a retired principal and her mother, was a former headmistress. 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.
However, after her university conviction, things did not go as she planned. Her acting career was not a smooth ride at the beginning. First, she got into the industry with the help of her brother-in-law, Tunji Oyelana where she made her acting debut in the movie Sura the tailor.
Tunji Oyelana played a critical role in Sola’s acting career, he also enrolled her in the University. Oyelana doubled as a lecturer, singer, and actor.
At first, Sola’s parents were against her acting but Oyelana was able to convince her parents that was a noble profession and not an avenue to become wayward. Fortunately, Sola’s parents gave their consent.
Before stardom, she had roles in The Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, and the Yoruba film, Asewo To Re Mecca. Sola joined acting through numerous roles in movies produced by Awada Kerikeri Group under the leadership of Adebayo Salami.
Over the years, Sola has scripted, co-scripted, directed, and produced several Nigerian films including Ohun Oko Somida, a 2010 Nigerian film that stars Adebayo Salami. She starred in Dangerous Twins, a 2004 Nigerian drama film produced by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni. She also featured in Family on Fire produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.
She landed an endorsement deal with BSTAN Homes, a real estate and property design, construction and development company in Nigeria in 2017. The Nollywood actress bagged a deal with Middlechase, an award-winning property development company in December 2021.
Sola is also a brand Ambassador for the Telecommunication Giant in Nigeria Globacom, Mouka foams, Unity Bank amongst others.